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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support

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1701 SW Collins
Topeka, KS
Phone: (785) 233-1786
Email: topekacfs@care2.com
Website: http://embracethequestions.com/

 

 

Come join Randi Scott for the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
meeting here at First Congregational Church.  The group meets on the
second Tuesday of each month in the Parlor.  Join this meeting to learn more.
All are welcome to attend from those affected by this disease including
family members and friends or caregivers.

Emotions Anonymous

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Grace Episcopal Cathedral
701 SW 8th Street
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 235-3457
FAX: (785) 235-1863
Website: http://emotionsanonymous.org/

Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.

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Toll Free: (800) 985-5990
Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

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Compassionate Friends

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Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish
3601 W 17th Street
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: (785) 272-4895 – Susan
Website: http://www.tcftopeka.org/

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. (TCF) is a national mutual assistance, self-help organization that offers support and understanding to bereaved families through the work of local chapters such as ours here in Topeka. There is no religious affiliation and no individual membership dues or fees are charged. All bereaved family members are welcome.
support after the death of a child.

7:00 pm, 4th Monday every month, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish

 

Cardiac Support

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Phone: (888) 432-7899
Website: http://mendedhearts.org/

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.

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Cancer Support

Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center
1414 SW 8th Street
Topeka, KS 66606

Phone: (785) 354-5300
Website: https://www.stormontvail.org/

Being a caregiver can take away time from your other duties of life, including work, family, and taking care of your own needs.  The added stress can affect your physical and mental well being, so it is important to continue to take good care of yourself.

The team at the Stormont Vail Cancer Center is dedicated to giving you the support that you need when you need it.

Mondays at 11:00 am

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Camp Hope

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Website: http://camphopeheartland.com

Campers must have/had cancer; age range is 5-17; have physician consent; and must be well enough to enjoy the camp experience.

Provided by the Camp Hope-Heartland Inc, 

 

Breast Cancer Support

St Francis Hospital
1700 SW 7th Street, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66606

Phone: (785) 295-8904 Liz Bessette

For those living with breast cancer in their lives.

1st Tuesday of every month at  7:00 pm

Bosom Buddies

Perkins Restaurant
1720 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS 66604

Phone: (785) 230-4143 or (785) 379-5374

Survivors helping survivors meets 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm

Al-Anon Family Groups

PO Box 67394
Topeka, KS 66667

Phone: (785) 215-1045
Email: http://ais-topeka@kansas-al-anon.org
Website: http://www.kansas-al-anon.org/

Shannon DiazAl-Anon Services Coordinator, 785-220-4381

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. We believe  alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid  recovery.

Services: 

  • Group-led 12 Step support groups,consisting of family and friends of alcoholics who come together to share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve common problems
  • One-on-one does not offer any shelter support or referrals
  • Anonymity is protected in groups
  • Alateen available for young family members

Eligibility: Tradition three states: The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend

How to Apply:  Call the local phone number or visit website to find schedule of meetings

Fee: There are no dues for membership

Funding: Al-Anon is self-supporting its own voluntary contribution

Washburn University

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1700 SW College
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone: (785) 670-1010
Website: http://www.washburn.edu/
Tickets: (785) 670-2637

 

Academic Affairs: ext 1648
Administration and Treasurer: ext 1634
Admissions: ext 1030
Athletics: ext 1134
Bookstore: ext 2665
Business Office: ext 1156
Center for Undergraduate Studies ext1942
College of Arts and Sciences: ext 1636
Community Development: ext 1716
Crane Observatory: ext 2264
Dean of Students: ext 2100
Enrollment Management: ext 1812
Financial Aid: ext 1151
KAN Be Healthy: ext 2615
KTWU-TV/Channel 11 & DT 23: ext 1111
Leadership Institute: ext 2002
Mabee Library: ext 2485
Memorial Union: ext 1454
Mulvane Art Museum: ext 1124
President: ext 1556
School of Business: ext 1308
School of Law: ext 1060
School of Nursing: ext 1525
Student Life: ext 2100
Theatre, Andrew J. & Georgia Neese Gray ext 3238
University Honors Program: ext 1763
Washburn Endowment Association: ext 4483
Washburn Institute of Technology (785) 273-7140
Washburn Student Government: ext 1169

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Schools

ABC Learning Center:  (785) 286-2335
Alpha Omega Learning Center:  (785) 266-5683
Auburn-Washburn – USD #437:  (785) 862-0419
Bright Circle Montessori School:  (785) 235-1033
Cair-Paravel Latin School:  (785) 232-3878
Capper Foundation:  (785) 272-4060
Christ the King:  (785) 272-2220
Discovery School:  (785) 234-6746
Faith Baptist Christian School:  (785) 272-8135
Faith Hope & Love:  (785) 357-7732
Hayden Catholic High School:  (785) 272-5210
Head Start School – USD #501:  (785) 273-8249
Heritage Christian School  (785) 286-0427
Mater Dei:  (785) 233-1727 or (785) 234-9887
New Directions Learning Academy:  (785) 228-2336
Kennedy Academy: (785) 266-5150
Most Pure Heart of Mary:  (785) 272-4313
Saint Matthew’s:  (785) 235-2188
Seaman School District:  (785) 575-8600
Shawnee Heights School District:  (785) 379-5800
Topeka Adventist School:  (785) 272-9474
Topeka Collegiate:  (785) 228-0490
Topeka Lutheran:  (785) 357-0382
Topeka Public Schools – #USD 501:  (785) 295-3000
Washburn Rural High School:  (785) 339-4100

Shawnee County

Court House, 200 SE 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66603
Appraiser’s Office:  (785) 233-2882
County Clerk: Rm 107 (785) 251-4155
County Commissioner:  (785) 233-8200
District Attorney: Rm 214: (785) 251-4330
Election Office: 911 SW 37th, Topeka, KS 66611:  (785) 266-0285
Health Department: 1615 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66606:  (785) 368-2000
Human Resources: Rm B28:  (785) 251-4435
KSU Extension: 1740 SW Western Ave, Topeka, KS 66604:  (785) 232-0062
Noxious Weed: 2044 SW Western Ave, Topeka, KS 66604:  (785) 232-0210
Public Works: Rm B22A:  (785) 233-8200 ext 4136 or (785) 233-8200 ext 4330
Treasurer: Rm 101: 200 SE 7th:  (785) 291-5416
Property Taxes: Rm 101: 200 SE 7th: (785) 291-5416
Motor Vehicle: (785) 291-5415
Recycling: 1515 NW Saline St:  (785) 233-6147
Register of Deeds: Rm 108: 200 SE 7th:  (785) 233-8200 ext 4020
Sheriff: 329 S Kansas Ave:  (785) 368-2200

City of Topeka

City Hall
215 SE 7th Street
Topeka, KS 66604

Budget & Financial Services:  (785) 368-3970
Vendor payments: Rm 358:  (785) 368-3970
Contracts & Procurement: Rm 60:  (785) 368-3749

City Council: Rm 255:  (785) 368-3710
City Engineer: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-3111
City Manager: Rm 356:  (785) 368-3725
Resident Liaison:  (785) 368-4470
City Clerk: Rm 166:  (785) 368-3940
City4-Government Channel: Rm 253:  (785) 368-3967
Code Enforcement: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-3161
Communications: Rm 352:  (785) 368-0991
Financial Services: Rm 358
   City Treasurer:  (785) 368-0919
   Vendor Payments:  (785)  368-3970, #5
Fire Department:
   Administration: 324 Jefferson:  (785) 368-4000
   Fire Prevention: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-4140
Housing & Neighborhood Development:
   Code Enforcement: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-3728
   Director and CDBG: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-3711
   Human Relations Commission:  (785) 368-3607
Mayor: 215 SE 7th: Rm 352: (785) 368-3895
Information Technology: Rm 52:  (785) 368-4444
Channel 4: Rm 251:  (785) 368-0991
Lawson Questions: Rm 56:  (785) 368-3809
Legal Department:
   City Attorney: Rm 353:  (785) 368-3883
   Prosecution Office: Rm 260:  (785) 368-3910
Job Line:  (785) 368-2588
Municipal Court: 214 SE 8th :  (785) 368-3776
   Court Clerk:   (785) 368-3776
   Probation Division City Hall: 2nd Floor:  (785) 368-3783
   Parking: 620 SE Madison: 3rd Floor:  (785) 368-3916
   Planning Department: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-3728
   Zoning, Subdivision, Transportation & Neighborhood
   Police Department:  (785) 368-9551
Public Works: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-3801
Permit Section: 620 SE Madison:  (785) 368-3704
Forestry: 201 N Topeka:  (785) 368-3111
Forestry Disposal Site: I-70 & MacVicar:  (785) 368-3762
Cypress Ridge: 2533 SW Urish:  (785) 272-0511
Street Maintenance: 201 N Topeka:  (785) 368-3803
Traffic ops/street lights: 927 NW Harrison:  (785) 368-3111
Police: 320 S Kansas Ave: Suite 100:  (785) 368-9551
Parks & Recreation:
620 SE Madison, 1st Floor:  (785) 267-1156
   Adaptive Recreation:  (785) 368-0989
   Central Park: 1534 S Clay:  (785) 368-3796
   Crestview: 4801 Shunga Drive:  (785) 368-2448
   Cypress Ridge Golf Course:  (785) 291-2670
   Forbes Golf Course:  (785) 862-0114
   Garfield: 1600 N Quincy:  (785) 368-3787
   Helen Hocker Theatre: Gage Park:  (785) 368-0191
   Hillcrest: 1800 SE 21st:  (785) 368-3790
   Lake Shawnee Golf Course:  (785) 267-2295
   Lake Shawnee Recreation:  (785) 267-1156
   Oakland Community Center:  (785) 368-3793
   Old Prairie Town:  (785) 368-3888
   Parks Division:  (785) 267-1156
   Rice Community Center:  (785) 368-4363
   Senior Adults:  (785) 368-3798
   Shawnee North:  (785) 286-0676
   Velma K Paris Center:  (785) 862-1630
   Parks Management: 201 N Topeka:  (785) 368-3700
   Ward Meade: 124 NW Fillmore:  (785) 368-3888
Water
   Customer Service:  (785) 368-3111
   Infrastructure: 1900 Western:  (785) 368-3687
   Water Pollution Control Superintendent: 1115 NE Poplar:  (785) 368-3111
Zoo: 635 SW Gage:  (785) 368-9180

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Shawnee County Health Agency

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1615 SW 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2170
Fax: (785) 251-2098

Allison Alejos, Director, Local Health Department

 

 

 


Mission Statement:
Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services.

 

Hours: By appointment only
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Provide nutritious foods, healthcare referrals and nutrition education for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5.

Eligibility: Open to pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5, who meet income guidelines.

How to apply: Call (785) 368-2170

Fees: None

Funding: Grants funding

Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System

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Colmery-O’Neil VA
Medical Center
2200 SW Gage Boulevard
Topeka, KS  66622 (m)
Phone: (785) 350-3111
Toll Free: (800) 574-8387 ext 54555
Fax: (785) 350-4336

 

 

 

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower VA
Medical Center
4101 4th Street Trafficway
Leavenworth, KS 66048 (m)
Phone: (913) 682-2000
Toll Free: (800) 952-8387

Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: (877) 424-3838

Veteran’s health, benefits, or national cemeteries inquiry:  (800) 827-1000

Mission Statement: To provide accessible, courteous, comprehensive and quality health care to veterans in an environment of excellence.

Hours: 24 – hour service

Services:

  • Medical, surgical, neurological and psychiatric care including alcohol and drug treatment, outpatient care, social service follow-up and extended hospital/nursing home care.
  • Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Chanute, Emporia, Fort Scott, Garnett, Junction City, Kansas City, Lawrence, and Seneca, Kansas and St. Joseph, Missouri.

Eligibility: Any veteran who has completed an initial tour of duty in a branch of the military service and has been discharged/released under conditions other than dishonorable.

How to Apply: Call the Eligibility Clerk (785) 350-3111 ext 52760

Fees: Dependent upon income, co-payment may be required

Funding: Federal government

Stormont Vail HealthCare

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1500 SW 10th  Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604-1353 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-6000
Health Connections: (785) 354-5225

Randy Peterson, President / CEO

Mission Statement: Working together to improve the health of our community.

Hours: 24 – hours in main hospital; as posted in clinics

Services: 

  • Hospital: Medical Imaging, pharmacy, pathology and clinical laboratory, chaplaincy, orthopedics, Digestive Health Center, Health Connections, Hospitalists, Rehabilitation Services, Breast Care, Education Services, School of Nursing.
  • General / Acute Services:  Inpatient, Outpatient, Surgical, Intensive Care, Obstetric/High Risk Obstetric, Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Emergency Services, Level II Trauma Center, Heliport, Regional Poison Control Center, Joint Center, Spine Center, Senior Diagnostic and Treatment Unit, Cardiology Services, Oncology Services and Diabetes Learning Center, Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, HealthWise 55 program, Young Adult Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center and volunteer program.
  • Specialty Services: Family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, oncology, cardiovascular medicine, neurology, endocrinology, endoscopy, dermatology, pediatrics, pediatric cardiology,  allergy/asthma/immunology, dermatologic surgery, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurosurgery hematology and medical oncology, infectious disease, nephrology and hypertension, pediatric neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, connective tissue disorders, wound care, occupational medicine, and Pharmacy.
  • Clinic: 901 SW Garfield (m), 823 SW Mulvane (m), (785) 354-9591
  • Cotton-O’Neil Clinics:

* Croco Road, Heart Center, Jane C. Stormont Women’s Health Center, North, Pediatric Care, Urish Road, Cancer Center, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Digestive Health Center, Work Care, Wound Care, Dermatology Clinic, Rehabilitation Services (PT/OT), Express Care Services, Clinic at Walmart
* Alma, Carbondale, Emporia, Lawrence, Lebo, Meriden, Osage City, Oskaloosa, Rossville and Wamego

Accreditations:  Stormont-Vail is a Magnet Hospital and Joint Commission Accredited. Centers of Excellence in Joint (Hip and Knee) and Stroke and Level II Trauma Accreditation and Level III Neo-natal Intensive Care.

Eligibility: All, regardless of ability to pay

How to Apply:  Hospital – admitted on order of attending physician.  Clinics – call Health Connections at (785) 354-5225 to find a physician that meets your needs.

Fees:  Dependent upon service

Funding:  Fees, insurance and government-sponsored health care programs

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Saint Jude Hospice

St Jude Hospice Logo1100 SW Wanamaker Rd, Suite 7
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-1111
Fax: (785) 272-1115
Toll Free: (800) 983-3881(24/7)
Email: Stueweh@saintjudehospice.org

Holly Stuewe, Patient Care Manger
Marketing, Kalissa McAtee

Mission Statement: Rooted in our Christian love and guided by the Holy Spirit, we serve all people in the midst of loss and vulnerability due to a terminal illness.  Our radical loving care will bring healing to those when their hope has changed from a cure to comfort.

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Services available 24 hours / 7 days a week

Services

  • Medical Care
  • Home Health / Homemaker Services
  • Help with Daily Living
  • Short-term Inpatient Care
  • Continuous Home Care
  • Emotional and Spiritual Support
  • Respite Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Medications
  • Music Therapy
  • Bereavement Care
  • Volunteer Services
  • Speakers and Education
  • Counties Served: Chase, Douglas, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee.

Eligibility: Call (785) 272-1111. Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurances. No one is turned away due to inability to pay

How to Apply: Call (785) 272-1111 for more information

Fees: Call (785) 272-1111 Saint Jude strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care

Saint Jude is a Catholic based Hospice-We follow the Ethical & Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. We welcome patients of any faith. For more answers to questions please see visit our website listed above.

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Saint Francis Health Center

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1700 SW 7th Street
Topeka, KS  66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 295-8000
Emergency:  (785) 295-8090
Poison Center: (785) 295-8095

Sister Loretto Marie Colwell, President / CEO

Mission Statement:  We will, in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity, reveal God’s healing love by improving the health of the individuals and communities we serve, especially those who are poor or vulnerable.

Hours:   Services provided 24 hours per day

Services:

  • Medical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services: vascular laser, intensive and critical care units, cardiology services including open heart surgery, occupational medicine and industrial rehabilitation program, and others.
  • Comprehensive programs are Cancer program, Orthopedics, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Gambling addiction program, Sleep disorders center, Mammography screening center, Stock eye institute, Rehabilitation center and Pain medicine center, St. Francis heart and vascular institute, Chest pain center and the Diabetes Center at Mission Woods.
  • Services include laboratory, radiology, diabetes education, respiratory care, home health care, adult inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency and oncology unit.
  • 24 – hour emergency services, emergency medical education, Life Star Air ambulance, helipad and NE Kansas Poison center.

Eligibility:  All patients are admitted regardless of race, gender, age or creed

How to Apply:  Admitted on order of attending physician

Fees: Patients are billed according to established hospital charges

Funding:  Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid

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Midland Care Thrive at Home Services

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200 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

 

 

Mission Statement: Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week

Services:

  • Assistance with personal activities such as bathing, dressing, oral care, and toileting
  • Light meals: planning, preparation, feeding, and cleanup
  • Companionship
  • Caregiver respite
  • Assistance with wake-up and bedtime
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Medication reminders

Eligibility: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

How to Apply: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Fees: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Funding: Private pay, long-term care insurance

Midland Care Connection, Inc is a not – for – profit organization accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program

Midland Care Palliative Care Services

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200 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

 

 

Mission Statement: Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Specialized care for patients with serious or life limiting illnesses
  • Patient tailored nursing and social work visits
  • Management of pain and other symptoms, including side effects of chemotherapy
  • Coordination of care by providing guidance for treatment options, emotional support, financial issues, and individual and family counseling
  • Spiritual support
  • Assistance in accessing community resources, support groups, referral services, patient education, and disease specific information

Eligibility: Individuals with an advanced or chronic illness in need of additional services

How to Apply: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Fees: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Funding: Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, fundraising, donations, and memorial contributions

Midland Care Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization accredited by the Community Health Improvement Program

Midland Care PACE Services A Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly

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130 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-5770
Fax: (785) 232-1513

 

 

Mission Statement: Midland Care PACE Services manages your “whole” person in a one – stop care program.  You will enjoy freedom from navigating the maze of medical services, allowing you to focus on maintaining independence and quality of life.

Hours:  PACE Center and Clinic are open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; care is provided in the home and PACE Center; on-call staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications with no co-payment
  • PACE Center
  • Transportation
  • Durable medical equipment: hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers and more
  • Dental care: routine and special procedures, plus dentures as needed
  • Medical care, including specialists
  • Audiology services: exams and hearing aids
  • Physical therapy, occupational and speech therapy
  • In – home – services: errands, personal care, cleaning, and laundry, cooking as needed
  • Coordination of additional services including financial, legal and housing aid

Eligibility: Age 55 and over; meet criteria for nursing facility care according to the State of Kansas; Assessment by PACE team as being appropriate for services; and reside in the Midland PACE area, which includes the following counties:  Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee and Wabaunsee

How to Apply:  Call for tour and/or more information, complete paperwork

Fees:  Dependent upon income.  Participant financial obligation may be required

Funding: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance and private pay

Marian Clinic and Marian Clinic Dental

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Marian Clinic (Medical):
1001 SW Garfield Street
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-8081
Fax: 785-233-8952
Email: ktaylor@marianclinic.org

Marian Clinic (Dental):
3164 E 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-2800
Fax: (785) 233-5116

Karily Taylor, Executive Director

Mission Statement: We will, in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity, reveal God’s healing love by improving the health of the individuals and communities we serve, especially those who are poor or vulnerable.

Hours:
Medical Clinic: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Friday
Dental Clinic:  7:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

• Medical and dental services for the uninsured who meet 200% federal poverty guidelines

Eligibility: By application through our eligibility process.  You may apply at Marian Clinic Medical or Dental

How to Apply: Call for information or come by and get a registration form

Fees: $15.00 patient visit free at Marian Clinic Medical. Fee at Marian Clinic Dental is dependent on type of procedure

Funding: Fundraising events

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Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved

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The Primary Care Association of Kansas
1129 South Kansas Avenue, Suite B
Topeka, KS  66612 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-8483
Fax: (785) 233-8403
Email:  kspca@kspca.org

Cathy Harding, Executive Director

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved is to support and strengthen our member organizations through advocacy, education, and communication.

Hours:  8:00 am– 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Advocacy
  • Information Dissemination
  • Technical Assistance
  • Community Development and Trainings

Eligibility:  Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved is a member organization offering organizational, associate and individual memberships:

Organizational membership is available to non profit or public organizations that share the mission of Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved and that deliver primary and preventive health care services to patients regardless of ability to pay either by legal mandate or explicitly adopted mission.  Each Organizational Member has one vote at meetings of the General Membership.  Organizational members are entitled to all membership benefits.
Associate Membership is available to non-profit or public organizations that deliver primary and preventive health care services that are not comprehensive in nature, to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Associate members are non-voting members and are entitled to basic membership benefits.
Individual membership is available to persons that do not represent an organizational member if they support the mission and vision of the Corporation.  Individual Members will be non – voting members of the Corporation.

How to Apply: Contact Kari Parker, kparker@kspca.org

Fees: Membership

Funding: Government and private grants

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Immunizations Shawnee County Health Agency

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2115 SW 10th St
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: (785) 251-2180
Fax: (785) 354-4319

Allison Alejos, Director

 

 

 

Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services.

Hours:
8:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Monday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Tuesday
8:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Provide immunizations for infants, children, and adults to help ensure their health and the overall health of our community
  • TB Skin tests are provided during regular business hours.  No TB Skin testing is available on Thursdays. Patients will need to return 2 days later to have their skin test read
  • Travel immunizations should be obtained when someone plans to travel outside the United States, to help protect against diseases that may be common in other countries.  It is recommended that they are received at least 6 weeks prior to travel

Eligibility: Open to the public

How to apply: Service provided on a walk-in basis during regular business hours

Fees: Medicaid, Medicare, HealthWave, Century, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and some private insurances are billed.  Cash, check or credit cards are accepted forms of payment

Funding: State grants, local taxes and fees for service

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Hospice Services Midland Care

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200 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

 

 

Mission Statement: Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

  • Pain management and symptom control
  • Personal care such as bathing, dressing, oral care, and toileting
  • Light housekeeping and laundry
  • Medication management
  • Spiritual and psycho – social support
  • Caregiver respite
  • Coordination and communication with care providers
  • Private rooms in a park-like setting at Hospice House when appropriate

Eligibility: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information.  No one is denied service because of an inability to pay

How to Apply: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information.  No one is denied service because of an inability to pay

Fees: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information.  No one is denied service because of an inability to pay

Funding: Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, fundraising, donations, and memorial contributions

Midland Care Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program

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Heartland Hospice

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2231 SW Wanamaker Road, Suite 202
Topeka, KS  66614 (m)
Phone: (785) 271-6500
Fax: (785) 271-8229

Mission Statement: The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to their caregivers.  The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psycho-social, social and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (office hours) Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

• Hospice provides services to patients with a limited life expectancy.  The physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs of patients and caregivers are met by an interdisciplinary team comprised of the patient’s attending physician, a medical director, a RN case manager, a hospice aide, a medical social worker, a spiritual counselor, a bereavement counselor, and volunteers.  A dietitian physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are also services provided to our patients.

Eligibility: Call (785) 271-6500

How to Apply: Call the numbers listed above

Fees:  Hospice is a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans.  Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.

Funding:  Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance

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HealthAccess, Shawnee County Medical Society

PO Box 615
Topeka, KS  66601-0615
Phone: (785) 235-0996
Fax: (785) 235-2385
Email: khedquist@kmsonline.org

Karla Hedquist, Executive Director 

 

 

 

Mission Statement:  To establish ready access to appropriate, high quality health care for the low income, uninsured people of Shawnee County

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Physician services
  • Hospital services
  • Prescription services

Eligibility:  Income below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level

How to Apply:  Call (785) 235-0996

Fees: Co-payment required for prescription purchases

Funding: Topeka Community Foundation, the United Way of Greater Topeka, the City of Topeka, Shawnee County, and from private donations

Health Department Shawnee County Health Agency

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Main Clinic
2115 SW 10th Street
Topeka, KS  66604
Phone: (785) 251-2488
Fax: (785) 354-4319

 

 

 

Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services

Hours:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Childcare Licensing
  • Communicable Disease
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Gatekeepers
  • Health Education
  • Immunizations
  • Maternal and Child Health Outreach
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Nurse Family Partnership

Eligibility: Most services are open to everyone, however some programs do have eligibility requirements.  Check with individual program for detailed information

How to Apply: Call (785) 251-2488

Fees: Varies

Funding: Tax support, grants funds and fees for services

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Health Connections Stormont Vail HealthCare

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1500 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-5225
Fax: (785) 354-6195

Charlotte Schirmer, RN, MSN, Director

Mission Statement: Working together to improve the health of our community

Hours: Nurse consultation available 4:30 pm – 8:00 am, Monday through Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.  All other services available 24 hours

Services:

  • Nurse consultation
  • Physician referral
  • Health information
  • Community outreach
  • Patient follow – up
  • Nurse information line: When you are unsure of what to do about a child’s fever or need guidance about a senior’s non – emergent medical symptom that is causing concern, turn to Health Connection’s Nurse Information Line.  The trained nurses at health Connections are available to assist with health information for you and your family after the doctor’s office has closed.  Call (785) 354-5225

Eligibility: Services are available to individuals regardless of race, religion, nationality or ability to pay

How to Apply: Contact (785) 354-5225 for more information

Fees: None

Funding:  A division of Stormont Vail HealthCare

Community Health Center

Shawnee County Health Agency

Main Clinic
1615 SW 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66606  (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2000
Fax: (785) 251-2098

California Clinic
2025 SE California
Topeka, KS  66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2000
Fax: (785) 251-4014

Website: http://www.shawneehealth.org/

Alice Weingartner, Director

Mission Statement: To provide quality, barrier-free health care services that are accessible, affordable and accountable

Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Primary health care for children and adults
  • Prenatal services
  • Family planning
  • Behavioral Health
  • Referrals
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Kan Be Healthy (KBH) and well child screenings

Eligibility: All residents of Shawnee County are eligible. A discounted fee is available for some services.  Proof of income is required to determine discounted fee.

How to Apply: Schedule and Appointment by calling (785) 251-2000

Fees: Services available at a discount based on an income assessment. Medicaid, Medicare and many private insurance plans accepted.

Funding: Federal and State grants, local taxes and fees for services

Audio – Reader Network

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1120 W 11th Street
Lawrence, KS  66044 (m)
Phone:  (785) 864-4600
Toll Free: (800) 772-8898
Fax:  (785) 864-5278
Email: psampson@ku.edu

Steve Kincaid, Director
Peg Sampson, Outreach Coordinator

 

Mission Statement: The Audio – Reader Network exists to provide print-disabled individuals with access to the printed word via radio, telephone, internet, CD and other technologies.  These free services are provided to enable blind and visually impaired persons the opportunity to live their lives with the greatest possible personal independence.

Hours:  24 hours per day broadcast
Office hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  7:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Services:

  • Audio – Reader broadcasts dozens of newspapers, magazines, newsletters and books via several types of media. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • We also provide Special Request reading of materials not available elsewhere on any accessible format and we do live descriptions of theater performances in some areas

Eligibility: Services are available to anyone who has difficulty reading regular print.  They must be certified by a health care professional, activity director, librarian or social worker

How to Apply:  Applications available through the mail or can be printed from the internet

Fees: None

Funding: Grants, donations, fundraisers, memorials and the University of Kansas

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Communicable Diseases

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1534 SW Clay Street
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2488
Fax: (785) 354-4319

Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting and protecting health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services.

 

 

Hours: 8:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, Thursday, and Friday. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 3:00 – 7:00 pm, on Tuesday.  8:00 am – noon and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, on Wednesday

Services:

  • Communicable Disease Control and Education is responsible for prevention of infectious disease through surveillance, treatment and follow – up. For information on infection control and rabies call (785) 251-2488

Eligibility: Open to the public

How to Apply: Call (785) 251-2488

Fees: Medicaid, HealthWave, Medicare, Century, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and some private insurances are billed. Cash or check payments are also accepted

Funding: Not available

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

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503 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Toll Free:  1-855-200-2372

Shawn Sullivan, Secretary

 

 

Mission Statement: The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term services and support needs.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  Messages can be left after hours

Services:

  • Options Counseling: An options counselor can help by providing unbiased information that is relevant to the individual’s needs, preferences and goals.  This person-centered service supports the individual in making informed choices about their long-term care service options. Local options counselor for Shawnee and Jefferson County is Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, (785) 235-1367 or 1-800-798-1366.
  • Information, Referral and Assessment: The Aging and Disability Resource Center has a statewide call center that is operated by knowledgeable staff trained in community resource information.  The call center is a wealth of resource information for community services (in-home services, transportation, home delivered meals, etc.)
  • Assessments: For individuals who are interested in a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) (for the Frail Elderly, Physically Disabled or Traumatic Brain Injury), or Money Follows the Person (MFP) the Aging and Disability Resource Center can conduct the functional assessment needed to determine eligibility for the appropriate Home and Community Based Services program.  The Aging and Disability Resource Center can inform individuals about their choices in long term care settings and also complete a CARE assessment for those interested in entering a nursing facility.

Eligibility: People of all ages, abilities and income levels and their caregivers needing assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs

How to Apply: Call (855) 200-2372, toll free

Fees: None

Funding: Federal and state funded program

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Valeo Behavioral Health Care

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5401 SW 7th
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: (785) 233-1730
24 Hour Crisis Line: (785) 234-3300
Fax: (785) 233-0085

Email: www.valeotopeka.org


Bill d. Persinger Jr., Chief Executive Officer 

Mission Statement: To be the provider of choice for mental wellness and recovery services for the people of our community, our state, and our nation by providing:  The Right Amount of Service to The Right Person at The Right Time with The Right Outcomes for The Right Cost.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Locations: 

  • Valeo Crisis Center 
    400 SW Oakley
    Topeka,KS 66606
  • Outpatient Services
    330 SW Oakley
    Topeka,KS 66606
  • Community Support Services
    2401 SW 6th Street
    Topeka,KS 66606

Services:

  • Crisis Intake
  • Crisis Diversion
  • Crisis Housing
  • Substance and Gambling Addictions Treatment
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Medical Services and Primary Care Clinic
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Case Management
  • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • Supported Education
  • Supported Employment
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • In – Home Support
  • Peer Support
  • Transitional Housing for special populations
  • Residential Care
  • Family Psychoeducation

Eligibility: Adults 18+ who live, work, or own property in Shawnee County.  All Valeo Behavioral Health Care Services require an assessment and open chart. Special population’s accommodations.

How to Apply:  Call Crisis Intake and Assessment (785) 233-1730 ext 3200

Fees: Sliding scale or billed to third party insurers

Funding: Medicaid / Medicare, state aid, state and federal grants, fees, donations

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Sunflower Alcohol Safety Action Project

112 SE 7th Street, Suite F
Topeka, KS  66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-1415
Fax: (785) 232-5648

Chris Noble, Project Coordinator

Mission Statement:  Providing evaluation and education services, pre-sentence recommendations and probationary services for drinking / drug offenders to the courts

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • To provide alcohol and drug evaluations to all court referrals of Driving under the Influence offenders and other alcohol/drug offenders
  • To make recommendations to the District Attorney and / or the court on all Driving Under the Influence offenders for the purpose of referring to education or treatment
  • Conduct an Alcohol and Drug Information School for both adults and juveniles

Eligibility: Court referral

How to Apply: Through the judicial process or self application

Fees: Established by state or court referrals

Funding: Client fees, donations, Third Judicial District Court budget

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Sims-Kemper Clinical Counseling

1701 SW Medford Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-0666
Fax: (785) 233-8065
Email:  sims-kemper@sbcglobal.net

Shirley Murray, Executive Director

Mission Statement:  Sims – Kemper Clinical Counseling & Recovery Services is a regional resource providing evaluation, education and treatment for problems with alcohol, drugs and / or gambling. Our goal is to promote individual growth, healthy families, and positive lifestyles.

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Group sessions: weekdays, evenings, Saturday mornings

Services:

  • Alcohol Education Classes
  • Evaluations, continuing care and relapse prevention
  • Outpatient drug, alcohol and compulsive gambling treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Group and/or individual treatment for men, women, adolescent

Eligibility: Persons with substance and / or gambling problems and their families

How to Apply: Call (785) 233-0666 for appointment

Fees:  Call for information

Funding:  Third party insurance, Medicaid and self – pay (Sliding Scale Available).  We also accept applicants from SB123, Shawnee County Drug Court, Fourth or More DUI Funding and Federal Block Grant

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Prevention and Recovery Services, Inc (PARS)

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2209 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 266-8666 (RPC)
Phone: (785) 266-4606 (Safe Streets)
Fax: (785) 266-3833

John Calbeck, Executive Director

 

Mission Statement: Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) is a not – for – profit, voluntary health organization. PARS is committed to helping make our community a place where people of all ages are safe, connected with others and free from the effects of substance abuse.

Prevention and Recovery Services has two divisions, the Regional Prevention Center and Safe Streets. The Regional Prevention Center, or RPC, provides assistance and education regarding substances and related behaviors to youth, families, schools, businesses and the community. Safe Streets works to create a healthier community by addressing substance abuse and crime through prevention education and citizen empowerment.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, Evenings by appointment

Services:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug information
  • Technical assistance to schools and communities
  • Positive Action consultation and assistance to schools
  • Interpretation of Communities that Care survey data
  • Consultations on prevention and intervention activities
  • Youth alcohol and drug evaluations
  • Regional alcohol and drug awareness resource
  • Safe Streets Coalition
  • Safest Capital City Team
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Safe Property Management
  • Mediation for neighborhood disputes
  • Youth Program — The Force
  • Workshops and presentation

Eligibility: Available to everyone

How to Apply: Call or write for information

Fees: Vary based upon programs

Funding: The United Way of Greater Topeka, the City of Topeka and Shawnee County Alcohol and Drug Program Funds, and Kansas Department of Children and Families / Addiction and Prevention Services

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Tribal Police

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Phone: (785) 966-3024
16344 Q Road
Mayetta, KS 66509
Website: www.pbpindiantribe.com
Email: mboswell@pbpnation.org

Michael K. Boswell, Chief of Police

Mission Statement: To reduce crime on the reservation in Jackson County, create and facilitate safer neighborhoods and develop community partnership to meet the citizen’s needs

Hours: 24/7

Services: Animal Control: Rick Burns, Community Police, Officers Supervisor, Code Enforcement

How to Apply: Prairie Band Pottawatomie Human Resources, (785) 966-4000 or at www.pbpindiantribe.com

Three Rivers, Inc

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11400 158th Rd, PO Box 174
Mayetta, KS 66509
Phone: (785) 966-8344
Fax: (785) 966-8388

Jeanie Combs, Independent Living Specialist

Mission:  To promote self-reliance of individuals with disabilities through education, advocacy, training and support

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Five Core Services: Information, assistance & referral, independent skills training, peer support, advocacy/self-advocacy/system change, access to community living.

Other: Medical Equipment Loan Program, Assistive Technology, Home and Business Accessibility, Vocational Training, H.O.M.E. Program, Financial Management Services

Eligibility: Available to people with disabilities regardless of age, disability or income

How to Apply: Contact Three Rivers Inc

Funding: Grants, Medicaid/Medicare, Private pay

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11400 158 Rd, PO Box 249
Mayetta, KS 66509-0249
Medical Appointment Line: (785) 966-8211
Pharmacy Refill: (785) 966-8260
Phone: (785) 966-8200
Toll free:  (866) 727-6330
Medical Records Fax Line:  (785) 966-8393

 

 

 

Medical Clinic Walk Hours of Operation

  • Arrive 30 minutes before your appointment
  • Please schedule all appointments 30 minutes before the clinic closes

Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Tuesday / Thursday 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Medical Clinic Office Hours

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Thursday 8:00 am -12:00 pm,1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Dental Clinic Walk-In Hours

The Dental Clinic is unable to accept walk-in appointments at this time and future appointments will be limited temporarily.  For more information call the dental clinic office at (785) 966-8290

  • Dental Clinic Office Hours:

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Tuesday / Thursday

8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Pharmacy Hours:

Monday / Wednesday

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday—Evening hours by appointment only

New Dawn Wellness and Recovery Center

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4015 SW 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 266-0202
Fax: (785) 267-3439
Email: info@newdawnrecovery.org

Nancy Lollman, Director

 Mission Statement: To provide the best service possible for those with substance abuse, addictions, or gambling problems.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm, with weekend hours available

Services:

  • Assessments and referrals
  • Outpatient and intensive outpatient addiction treatment
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Evidenced based practices
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Individualized treatment plans for the client
  • Specialized treatment for women, men and adolescents
  • Gambling assessments and specialized counseling

Eligibility: Individual must be 13 years old or older

How to Apply: Call (785) 266-0202

Fees: Sliding scale available for qualified individual.  Arrangements must be made in advance

Funding: Insurance, Medicaid, and Self pay, State Funding if eligibility is met

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New Beginnings Health Care, P.A.

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5315 SW 7th Street
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-7138
Fax: (785) 233-7089
Email: newbeginnings@nbhc.kscoxmail.com

Kenneth Hagen, LSCSW, Practice Manager

 

 

 

Mission Statement: At New Beginnings we help people restore balance in their lives. We offer a safe place where people can be heard and understood

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Services:

  • Diagnostic and psychiatric consultation
  • Medication management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Psychotherapy including couples, families and individuals
  • Psychological testing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eligibility: Services for adults and adolescents

How to Apply: (785) 233-7138

Fees: (785) 233-7138 for information

Funding: Insurance, private pay, and Medicare

Mirror, Inc

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Residential Reentry Center
2201 SE 25th Street
Topeka, KS  66605 (m)
Phone: (785) 783-3274
Fax: (785) 215-6087
Email: kmcgill@mirrorinc.org

Ken McGill
, VP Correctional Program
Mary Handley, Director of Federal Programs

Mission Statement: Mirror’s mission is that through broad – based partnerships, we will provide substance abuse, correctional, and other community health and human services to people in need.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Reentry Center Hours: 24 hour

Services:

  • Mirror, Inc. offers a comprehensive array of programming to individuals, communities and government entities. Continuum of care is available for those participating in the Residential Reentry Center program.  These services are provided to individuals involved in the criminal justice system through contracts we have entered into with the US Bureau of Prisons and US Probation to assist individuals in successful re-entry into society after incarceration.  Our correctional programs also provide services for individuals who are supervised by the US Probation Office in Kansas.
  • Mirror serves as a regional Residential Reentry Center for Federal Offenders releasing from Federal Bureau of Prisons and returning to Topeka, KS and surrounding areas.  These individuals are placed at the Residential Reentry Center in order to complete the remainder of their term of incarceration and to begin their transition to the community by obtaining and maintaining gainful employment, suitable, approved housing, obtain needed support services in the community, and reintegrate into family dynamics. Also, individuals transition from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to the jurisdiction of the US Probation Office.  The goal of this program is to assist offenders in developing skills necessary for a successful transition into the community and to assist them in becoming a productive member of the community.

Eligibility: Referral from United States Probation or Federal Bureau of Prisons

Fees: Clients pay a portion of the cost through subsistence (a percentage of income from employment)

Funding Sources: United States Justice Department

Kansas National Guard

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Joint Substance Abuse
Prevention Program
Armed Forces Reserve Center
Bldg 688, Rm 155, Forbes Field
Topeka, KS  66619 (m)
Phone: (785) 861-3933
Fax: (785) 861-3952
Email: matthew.rubin@ng.army.mil

Sgt. 1st Class – Matthew Rubin, Prevention Coordinator

Mission Statement:  To provide prevention training, outreach to military families, and treatment resources to military members in an effort to increase military discipline, individual performance, and combat readiness.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
24 hour Hotline: (785) 640-1805

Services:

  • Providing prevention education to units and families
  • Assisting service members and their dependents with finding proper treatment facilities for both self-referrals and board directed referral
  • Working with service members and their dependents to reduce the abuse of substance or activities that are harmful to the welfare of the service member and their family members’ well-being

Eligibility: Member/dependent of the Kansas Army or Air National Guard

How to Apply: Contact us at (785) 861-3933 or (785) 640-1805

Fees:  Varies from facility to facility

Funding:  Tri-Care / sliding scale

Kansas Family Partnership, Inc

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5942 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614-2539 (m)
Phone: (785) 266-6161
Toll Free: (800) 206-7231
Fax: (785) 266-6149
Email:  KsFamPart@kansasfamily.com

Michelle Voth, Executive Director

Mission Statement: To promote positive youth behaviors by supporting diverse Kansas families and communities through education, networking and advocacy

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday

Services:

  • Kansas Family Partnership coordinates alcohol and other drug programming such as statewide awareness campaigns (Red Ribbon Week)
  • Kansas Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Provides training and workshops on drug prevention issues
  • Houses a free statewide resource center of alcohol and other drug materials and videos
  • Provides logistical coordination for statewide committees and meetings

Eligibility: No direct services to individual clients provided

How to Apply: Contact Maria Torrez Anderson for more information about programs.  Contact Nicole Stejskal for more information about resource center

Fees: Printed materials offered at no cost. Videos available for check-out

Funding:   State and Federal grants, fees, donations, and private foundations

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Heartland Clinical Consultants

Location #1
5040 SW 28th Street, Suite F
Topeka, KS 66614 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-2266
Fax: (785) 273-9972

Location #2
544 Columbia Drive, Suite 3B
Lawrence, KS 66049 (m)
Phone: (785) 842-7296
Website:  www.heartlandclinical.com
Email:  jodysocialworker@cox.net
Email: larry@heartlandclinical.com

Jody Koerner, Clinical Social Worker
Larry Huey, LSCSW

Mission Statement:  To help people achieve a successful and healthy balance in their lives

Hours:   8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday

Services:

  • Batterers Intervention Program
  • Anger Management Treatment
  • Sex Offender Treatment – psychological evaluations and group therapy
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations for DUI, OUI, DWI and possession offenses
  • Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependency Education and Treatment Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Information School
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Cognitive Life – skills Training / Development
  • Victim’s Services – for victims of domestic battery, sexual, emotional or physical trauma
  • Theft Offender Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs – network affiliate
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services, as required by DOT

How to Apply:  (785) 272-2266

Fees:  Free Brief telephone consultation to help determine if these services are right for you.  Outpatient Mental Health fees:  $120.00 for initial session and $90.00 for following sessions.  Most major insurances accepted.  Visa and Master Card are accepted.  Some clients choose to self – pay.  Employee Assistance Programs:  EAP programs are funded totally by the Employer.  There are no funds collected from the employee. Professional Life Coaching fees:  This is a Self Pay program.  Visa and Master Card are accepted.  There is a significant discount for prepay.

Friends of Recovery

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6422 Santa Fe Drive.
Overland Park, KS 66202 (m)
Phone: (913) 722-0367
Toll Free: (800) 722-0366
Fax: (913) 722-6325

 

 

730 N Waco
Wichita, KS 67203 (m)
Email: kittythomas04@hotmail.com

Kathleen Wright, Executive Director
John Agnew, Program Coordinator, Wichita
Leigh Anne Larson, Program Coordinator, Overland Park

Mission Statement: To support and collaborate with Oxford Houses in Kansas, which are self-supporting, democratically-operated homes for recovering individuals. Friends of Recovery and Oxford House will assist these individuals to attain and sustain recovery from substance addiction.

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Case management
  • Conflict mediation
  • Community presentations, including civic and faith organizations
  • Community liaison services
  • Advocacy and support 
  • Topeka Locations – Oxford Houses
  • Crossroads: 1600 SW College Avenue 66606 (m), (785) 408-5633
  • Lane: 1730 SW Washburn 66606 (m), (785) 235-2917
  • Unity: 1531 Topeka Boulevard 66612 (m), (785) 357-4919
  • Washburn: 5401 SW 28th  66614 (m), (785) 228-3868
  • **Willow Park: 804 SW Lindenwood 66606 (m), (785) 235-6916
  • **Holly: 1128 Medford  66604 (m), (785) 235-0050
    **Women’s houses

Eligibility: Must be in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction

How to Apply: Contact Kathleen Wright at the number listed above for complete list of Oxford Houses in the Topeka area

Fees: None to apply to an Oxford House. Deposit and rent due upon acceptance into Oxford House

Funding: Addiction and Prevention Services (AAPS) grant, Johnson County Alcohol Tax Fund Grant, donations

Educational Opportunities Unlimited, LLC

2348 SW Topeka Boulevard , Suite 101
Topeka, KS, 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 228-9800
Toll Free: (877) 861-7078
Fax: (785) 232-8304
Website: http://www.usnodrugs.com/
Email: info@educationalopportunitiesunlim.com

Paul Costigan, CEO

Mission Statement:  To prevent and treat chemical dependency and abuse through strategies that meets the needs of individuals, families, and communities

Hours: Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Weekend’s by appointment only

Hiawatha Office:
202 S 6th Street, Lower Level
Hiawatha, KS  66434 (m)
Phone: (785) 742-2400
Fax: (785) 742-2227

Services:

  • Adult and Adolescent treatment programs
  • Intensive Outpatient services
  • Alcohol / Drug Information School
  • Women’s Group
  • Individual Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • SAP – DOT

Eligibility: People who are seeking treatment for alcohol or drug related issues. Services may be provided following an evaluation with recommendations for different levels of care, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, individual relapse prevention, gender issues, more specifically women’s empowerment group

How to Apply: Call office at (785) 228-9800 to schedule an appointment for assessment.

Fees:  Sliding scale based upon ability to pay

Funding: Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and other insurances.  Private pay and sliding scale fee scale

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

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PO Box 4335
Topeka, KS 66604-0335
Phone: (785) 272-1360 or (785) 286-2542
Fax: (785) 272-1360 or (785) 286-2542
Email: bbowersbunch.1@juno.com

Barb Bowers, Volunteer

Mission Statement: We have been there, we can help

Hours: Vary according to meetings

Services:

  • Education and support for persons with depression or bipolar disorder, their families and support person
  • Peer support group for mood disorders
  • Free quarterly news card.  Call (785) 272-1360 or (785) 286-2542 or send email with name and postal address to get free program news card and also to be added to the quarterly Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Topeka news card mailing list
  • Related free pamphlets regarding Depression and Bipolar Disorders
  • Related Mood Disorder books available to be checked out for 30 days by attendee
  • Meetings at Valeo, 330 SW Oakley (m), Lower Conference Room, bimonthly:
  • 1st Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Discussion
  • 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Education, Speakers, & Discussion (Please be prompt, as doors to Valeo close at 7:00 pm)

Eligibility: Over 18 years of age

How to Apply: Contact Bryce Miller or Barb Bowers at numbers listed above

Fees: None

Funding:  Donations and grants

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Brookside Mental Health and Family Services

3601 SW 29th Street, Suite 217
Topeka, KS 66614 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-8808
Fax: (785) 272-0814

Mary Ann Dugan, LSCSW, CFT

Mission Statement: To improve the lives of individuals and families through mental health services

Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Thursday

Services:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Blended family therapy
  • Anxiety therapy
  • Depression therapy
  • Addiction therapy
  • Step parenting counseling

Eligibility: None

How to Apply: (785) 272-8808 for an appointment

Fees: Insurance – $150.00 per hour

Funding: Most major insurance accepted

Breakthrough House, Inc

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525 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS  66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-6807
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Fax: (785) 232-0751
Email: ldavis@breakthroughhouse.org

Lynn Davis, Interim Executive Director

 

Mission Statement: To empower individuals with mental illness to function more independently in their social, living and working environments and to secure decent, safe and affordable housing for them in Shawnee County

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday : Clubhouse 8:00 am – 4 :00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)

Services:

  • Breakthrough House Clubhouse: (1201 Van Buren m) open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Provides peer interaction, daily group activities, occasional outings, and meals in a non – clinical setting. Members participating in settings policy and running the programs that focus on reestablishing themselves into society. Transportation to and from clubhouse is available for members. Meals are provided free for members. On thanksgiving. Christmas and Mondays, meals are free and also open to the community. Weekday meals are served at Noon. Holiday meals are served at 1:00 pm. Membership application can be picked up at the clubhouse. Call (785) 232-6960 for more information
  • Housing: Breakthrough Residential Services offers the option of group home living or independent apartment living in Topeka.
  • Reprehensive Payee Services: offers Payee Services under the authorization of the Social Security Administration and / or the Veterans Administration. All Payee consumers must have a mental illness diagnosis, be at least 18 years if age, and receiving either SSI, SSDI, Social Security Retirement or a VA pension.
  • Eligibility:  Persons residing in the Shawnee County area who have a mental illness diagnosis and are 18 years of age or older.
  • How to Apply: Call Clubhouse (785) 232-6930, Residential (785) 232-6807, or Payee Services (785) 232-6807
  • Fees: Breakthrough House Clubhouse – none.  Payee services are $41.00 per month.  Housing rates vary – please call. 
  • Funding: Mental Health Block Grant, Topeka / Shawnee County Social Services Grants and private donations

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Behavioral Health Services at Stormont-Vail West

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3707 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 270-4600
Fax: (785) 270-4601

Julie DeJean, Administrative Director

Mission Statement: Working together to improve the health of our community

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact (785) 270-4600 for admissions information

Services:

  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program: With an average length of stay of 3 to 5 days, this program serves patients up to 17 years of age focusing on short – term crisis stabilization using therapeutic interventions, groups and activities
  • Adult Inpatient Program: This program focuses on acute, short – term crisis stabilization using psycho – educational groups and activities with an average length of stay of 3 – 5 days.  The program includes individualized treatment planning with a multidisciplinary approach, discharge planning and continuity of care with community providers.  Access is limited to adult voluntary admissions over the age of 18
  • Senior Diagnostic and Treatment Center – located at Stormont Vail HealthCare, 1500 SW 10th (m), 6-West, (785) 354-6695:  A 16-bed unit providing psychiatric assessment, treatment and discharge
  • The substance abuse program offers two levels of treatment.  If a patient needs a higher level of care, and is eligible, the intensive outpatient program is available and offers up to three hours of group meetings per day, four times per week.  After completing intensive outpatient treatment, the patient continues the substance abuse program through outpatient treatment which meets 3 hours, 1 day per week

Eligibility: Available to anyone

How to Apply: Call for information or appointment

Fees: For counseling programs, insurance reimbursement, sliding scale

Funding:  Insurance and client fees

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

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Greater Topeka Area AA
2100 SW Central Park Ave
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Help Line: (785) 235-2226

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement:  To stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety

Hours:  24 hours a day, 7 days a week message phone

Services:

  • AA meetings 7 days a week
  • Offers various meeting times every day

Eligibility: A desire to stop drinking

How to Apply:  (785) 235-2226 for time and place of meetings or access the webpage at www.aatopeka.org for a schedule

Fees: None

Funding: Self-supporting through contributions

VIP 501 Club Topeka Public Schools USD 501

624 SW 24th Street
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 295-3059

Marilyn Greeve, Clerk of the Board

Mission Statement: To show the schools’ appreciation to patrons of the district for their past and continued support of public education in the community

Hours:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Members will be issued free lifetime passes (with some limitations)

Eligibility:  Any person 65 or older and a resident in the USD 501 area or has grandchildren in USD 501 schools

How to Apply: At the Clerk’s Office, USD 501 Burnett Administrative Center, 624 SW 24th Street (m) or through any one of the three high school offices

Fees: None

Funding: Topeka Public Schools, USD 501

Topeka Jayhawk Legal Services for Seniors Kansas Legal Services

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712 S Kansas Avenue, Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-8531
Toll Free: (800) 723-6953
Fax: (785) 233-2096
TDD: (785) 233-4028
Marilyn Harp, Executive Director
Bethany Roberts, Managing Attorney


Mission Statement: Kansas Legal Services, a statewide non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, medication and employment training services

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • For Senior Citizens: Provide legal assistance or advice to low-income, home bound, or institutionalized citizens aged 60 or older,  residing in Shawnee,  Douglas and  Jefferson counties who would be otherwise unable to gain access to legal counsel
  • Representation and advice for Income Maintenance (Social Security, Railroad Retirement, Supplemental Security Income and other government benefits)
  • Housing (public housing, subsidized housing, residential landlord / tenant disputes, nursing home problems)
  • Health Care (Medicaid, Medicare and insurance issues)
  • Consumer Problems including debt relief, student loans, and disputed consumer transactions
  • Advance Directives: Powers of attorney, living wills, wills and will alternatives.
  • Elder Hotline: (888) 353-5337

Eligibility: Client must be at least 60 years of age

How to Apply: Call (800) 723-6953 or online at www.kansaslegalservices.org

Fees: There are no fees charged to seniors served with Older Americans Act funds or county funding.  Donations are accepted. In certain circumstances reduced fee services may be offered

Funding: Older Americans Act, Shawnee County; Service Programs for the Elderly, Douglas County

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Silver Lake Senior Citizen Center

404 E Lake Street
Silver Lake, KS 66539 (m)
Phone: (785) 582-5371

Mary Hardman, Site Director

Mission Statement: To provide recreation, nutrition and mobility to senior citizens in the Silver Lake area

Hours:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • This project offers social activities, transportation, shopping assistance and serves as a congregate meal site

Eligibility: Age 60 and over

How to Apply: Come to the center.  Meals should be ordered 24 hours in advance

Fees: None. Donations are encouraged

Funding: Shawnee County, contributions and fund raisers

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK)

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SHICK
503 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Toll Free: (800) 860-5260
Fax: (785) 296-0256

Shawn Sullivan, Secretary

 

 

Mission Statement: Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans educates the public and assists consumers on topics related to Medicare and health insurance so they can make informed decisions

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday except holidays

Services: Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans provides the following services through trained volunteers in your community

  • Consumer education services provides objective information about Medicare A,B,C, and D, Medicare Supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, prescription drug assistance, receiving Medicare through managed care plans and other insurance related topics.  Consumers receive information through public forums, presentations to organizations and groups, displays, radio, television and a variety of printed materials.
  • Confidential sessions with trained counselors focus on specific information or problems.  Individual counseling sessions are an effective way to objectively provide information on health insurance coverage, claims assistance, and referrals to appropriate agencies.  Individual decision-making and problem-solving are supported at all times.

Eligibility: Those individuals on Medicare or about to begin Medicare coverage, their families and caregivers

How to Apply: Call to find the sponsoring organization

Fees: None

Funding: Federal grant program

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Shawnee / Jefferson Counties
    Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Clients
    Vanessa Merillat, SHICK Coordinator
    2910 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
    Phone: (785) 235-1367
    Toll Free: (800) 798-1366
    Fax: (785) 354-5346
    Email: vmerillat@jhawkaaa.org
  • K-State Research & Extension, SNCO
    Cindy Evans, County Extension Agent
    1740 SW Western Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
    Phone: (785) 232-0062
    Fax: (785) 232-0093
    Website: www.shawnee.ksu.edu

Senior Adult Program Shawnee County Parks and Recreation

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1534 SW Clay Street
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone:  (785) 251-2975
Fax:  (785) 368-2542



Mission Statement: To serve senior adults, generally over age 50, through a variety of programs

Hours: Varies according to program schedule

Services:

  • New Beginnings Choir
  • Kansas Senior Olympics
  • Dance Lessons
  • Bridge Lounge
  • Crafts
  • Fitness Classes: Drop-in Basketball, Drop-in Co-Rec Softball, Drop-in Shuffleboard
  • Special social events
  • Workshops / Classes

Eligibility:  All the Shawnee County’s senior adult population (no one is excluded due to area of residence)

How to Apply: Call (785) 251-2975 for information

Fees: Generally paid by seven-week class session (varies in summer)

Funding: Shawnee County and user fees

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RSVP of Shawnee and Douglas Counties United Way Topeka

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1315 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 228-5124
Fax: (785) 273-2467
Email: mkaberline@unitedwaytopeka.org

Michelle Kaberline, Contact

 


Mission Statement:
To engage persons 55 or over in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers through significant community service work and personal development

Hours:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:
Established in 2007 as a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program engages persons age 55 and older in volunteer service in the areas of food delivery, companionship, transportation, food distribution (packaging and distributing), food pantry, training for emergency preparedness, financial mentoring, tax filing assistance, building homes (Habitat), mentoring pre – school kids (Head Start, mentoring school-age students, and tutoring K – 12 student.  RSVP reimburses for mileage to and from the volunteer job (limited funds) and provides free supplemental liability insurance to these volunteers.)

Eligibility:  55 or older

How to Apply:  (785) 228-5124 or log onto the website at www.unitedwaytopeka.org

Fees: none

Funding:  The Corporation for National and Community Service, and the United Way of Greater Topeka

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Rossville Senior Center

429 Pearl Street
PO Box 403
Rossville, KS  66533 (m)
Phone: (785) 584-6364

George Sullivan, President

Mission Statement: To provide nutrition, recreation and mobility to senior citizens in the Rossville area

Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Transportation, if needed, to and from the meal site
  • Well-balanced, complete meals five days a week
  • Home-delivered meals to the ill or disabled
  • Every other week exercise program

Eligibility: Age 60 or over

How to Apply:  Call or visit the center

Fees: None.  Contributions are encouraged

Funding: Shawnee County Service Program for the Elderly and contributions

Red Carpet Library Services

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1515 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 580-4545
TTY: (785) 580-4544
Fax: (785) 580-4430

Nathan Hohl, Red Carpet librarian 

Mission Statement: To provide library materials, services and access to older adults, individuals with special needs and their caregivers through personalized, individual and customized service. Red Carpet Service will deliver these services to congregate living sites, individuals in their homes and walk-in patrons on a consistent and regularly – scheduled basis.

 

Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm , Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sunday

Services:

  • Outreach: Staff and volunteers prepare and deliver materials every two weeks to people living in retirement complexes and adult care facilities.  Red Carpet also delivers to senior centers and meal sites.
  • Homebound Program: Staff calls, selects and delivers materials directly to homebound individuals and pick up returns once every two weeks.
  • Older Adult Programming: Staff and volunteers present programs ranging from informational programs about low vision aids or assistive devices to recreational programs of reminiscence.
  • Materials: Large print books and magazines, reminiscence kits, TTY, information regarding various aging issues, therapeutic games, low vision aids, Bi-Folkal kits, assistive hearing devices.
  • Low Vision / Assistive Hearing Device Center: Staff and volunteers are available to demonstrate low vision / assistive aids to anyone interested.  Magnifiers and assistive hearing devices are available to check out for three weeks.
  • TTY Service Desk: individuals with hearing loss can call 785-580-4544 and ask reference questions.
  • Adaptive Computer Center: Three computers with screen reading programs (JAWs), screen magnification programs (Zoom text), open book, big key keyboard, hands free keyboard, trackball mouse, hands free mouse, etc., for individuals who have low vision, are blind, or have a disability preventing them from using a regular computer.
  • Talking Book Service: Staff can assist with signing up for the Talking Books program by providing applications and information regarding the service.

Eligibility: Outreach services for Shawnee County

How to Apply:  Call or visit the library

Fees: None

Funding: The City of Topeka and Shawnee County

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PRN Home Health and Hospice for Northeast Kansas

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1010 Lincoln Street
PO Box 228
Wamego, KS 66547 (m)
Phone: (785) 456-7764
Toll Free: (800) 222-6344
Fax: (785) 456-7194
Email: jodied@wamego.net

Jodie Dodge, Chief Executive Officer

Mission Statement:  Committed to providing a level of quality care that encourages the safe and cost-effective delivery of home health services, maximizing client autonomy, and coordination of community and Agency resources to decrease illness burden and unnecessary duplication of services, thereby promoting positive patient outcomes.

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Nurse on call 24 hrs a day 7 days a week

Services:

  • Home Health – provides skilled Nursing (RN, LPN), Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medical Social Worker and Home Health Aide
  • Hospice Services – provides RN, LPN, Physical
  • Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Home Health Aide, Medical Social Worker and Chaplain; all under the direction of a Medical Director

Eligibility: We are Medicare certified for Home Health. Client must have a skilled need, be homebound and have a doctor who will sign orders in regard to client needing our services. For Hospice, client must be under supervision of their primary care provider and have a diagnosis that warrants six months or less to live

How to Apply: Call our office or speak with your physician to get orders to start services.

Fees:  No fees if Medicare. Some private pay insurances have co-pay that may come into play

Funding:  Medicare

Prestige Home Care of Kansas, Inc

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515 Delaware Street
Leavenworth, KS  66048 (m)
Phone: (913) 680-0493
Fax: (913) 651-4631
Toll free: (888) 680-0493
Email: larry.martin@ksprestigehomecare.com

Geri Martin, CRNA, President

Mission Statement:  Provide the finest quality home care service at a fair price

Hours:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

  • Light Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Meal preparation/assistance with eating
  • Shopping and errand assistance
  • Transportation to Dr., grocery store, pharmacy
  • Medication reminders
  • Ambulation and exercise assistance
  • Assistance with dressing
  • Companionship
  • Bath aide services

Eligibility: Programs include VA, Older Americans Act, Senior Care Act, Medicaid

How to Apply: Call our toll free number

Fees:  Call our toll free number to discuss fee schedule

Funding:  Not applicable

Presbyterian Manor of Topeka

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4712 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-6510
Fax: (785) 272-0496

Marsha Anderson, Marketing Director

 

Our Mission: We provide quality senior services guided by Christian Values
Our Vision: Together we are making positive differences in the lives of seniors

Hours: 24 hours a day – 365 days a year

Services:

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Long – Term Care
  • PATH – Post Acute to Home inpatient rehabilitation therapy

Eligibility: Senior Citizen

How to Apply: Call Marsha Anderson at (785) 272-6510

Fees:  Call (785) 272-6510 for fee information

Funding: Faith based non – profit organization funded by private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental insurance, and donations to the Good Samaritan program

Papan’s Landing Senior Center

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619 NW Paramore Street
Topeka, KS 66608 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-1968
Fax: (785) 232-1102
Email: Debbie@papanslanding.kscoxmail.com

Debbie Lake, Center Director

 


Mission Statement:  
To provide services that will assist the elderly to remain independent and in their homes for as long as possible

Hours: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Transportation: provides seniors in the Topeka are with transportation to and from medical appointments. Clients in North Topeka and Oakland areas, to and from Medical appointments, to the center for daily activities, shopping and business trips.
  • Recreation is provided to clients Monday through Friday at the center from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Recreation included games, exercises, entertainment; information of services available, nutritional bingo, lunch provided by Meals on Wheels / Friendship Meals.  Short day trips.
  • Home Visiting and Telephone Reassurance is to provide shut in clients with and / or phone call to check on status and to add comfort when needed.  To provide information of services available.

Eligibility: Services are available to citizens age 60 and older

How to Apply: (785) 232-1968 Need at least 24 hour notice for transportation services

Fees: Donation

Funding: Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging

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Older Kansan Employment Program

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200 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 270-5271 ext 271
Fax: (785) 354-7145
Email: denisef@letshelpinc.org

Denise Fasse, Program Coordinator

Mission Statement: Older Kansas Employment Program (OKEP) offers individual’s 55 or older assistance in finding employment or transitioning from one job to another, proving the older worker can bring mature judgment, excellent skills, loyalty and the experience working with people to the workplace.

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Free Services:

  • Resume Writing
  • Applications
  • Interview techniques
  • Networking
  • Job Leads
  • Completing a GED
  • Computer training and lab
  • Job Club support meetings

Eligibility: Fifty five years and older

How to Apply: (785) 270-5264 for an appointment

Fees: None

Funding: Let’s Help and the Kansas Department of Commerce

Midland Care Adult Day Health Services

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130 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

 


Mission Statement:
Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Personal care such as bathing, oral care and toileting
  • Physical assessments and individual care plans
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Medication administration
  • Specialized diets
  • Contact with primary physician and pharmacy
  • Activities include:

–   Outings in the community

–   Art, music, gardening, and games

–   Recreational activities

–   Exercise

Eligibility: Adults who cannot be at home alone and are interested in participating in group activities. Through programs, medical services, and peer socialization, we maintain the independence, dignity, and self-esteem of adults, age 18 and older, in a safe, secure, and stimulating environment.

How to Apply: (785) 232-2044 for information

Fees: (785) 232-2044 for information

Funding: Long-term care insurance, Medicaid, VA insurance, Care for the Caregiver funds, private pay, fundraising, donations and memorial contributions

Midland Care Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program

Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties, Inc

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2701 SW East Circle Drive S, Suite 2
Topeka, KS  66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 295-3980
Fax: (785) 295-3999
Email:  mow@mowks.org

Heidi Pickerell, President & CEO

Mission Statement: We exist to nourish the elderly and / or homebound people in our community.

 

 

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Home delivered meals are available on a short – term or long – term basis in Shawnee and Jefferson counties, including rural areas. Some individuals may receive meals seven days a week.
  • Good nutrition and safety checks can help ensure avoidance of hospitalizations, re-hospitalizations, and nursing facility placements.  They also help manage chronic diseases and independence.

Eligibility: Persons 60+ years of age who are homebound or isolated, or a caretaker / spouse of a 60+ individuals, as long as it is in the person’s best interest.  Cost-shared meals are available regardless of age.

How to Apply: Call (785) 295-3980 or visit our website at www.mowks.org

Fees:  Client donations toward the cost of meals are suggested but no eligible person will be turned down regardless of the inability to pay.

Funding: Federal, state, local agencies, fundraising and grants as well as client contributions

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LULAC Multipurpose Senior Center, Inc

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1502 Seward Avenue
Topeka, KS  66616 (m)
Phone: (785) 234-5809 or (785) 233-7498
Fax: (785) 233-1828
Email: lulacsnrctr@lulac.kscoxmail.com

Jessica Sariñana-Kelly, Executive Director

 


Mission Statement:
The Topeka LULAC Senior Center, Inc. provides affordable transportation and other services for senior citizens and disabled individuals in order to promote their independence and to live satisfying lives

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Transportation, escorting, shopping, visiting and groceries on wheels
  • Outreach, telephone reassurance, translation and interpretation
  • Recreation, physical fitness, greenhouse activities and meal site for friendship meal

Eligibility: Clients must be 60 years old or disabled

How to Apply: (785) 234-5809 or apply in person

Fees: Donations encouraged

Funding: United Way of Greater Topeka, City Social Service funds, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Shawnee County Service Program for the Elderly, LULAC Council #11071 and the Kansas Department of Transportation

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Long Term Care Ombudsman State of Kansas

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Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1041
Topeka, KS  66612-1220 (m)
Phone: (785) 296-3017
Fax: (785) 296-3916
Toll Free: (877) 662-8362
Email: LTCO@da.ks.gov

Barbara J. Hickert, Executive Director


Mission Statement:
To advocate for the well-being, safety, and rights of residents of Kansas long term care facilities by assisting them in attaining the highest possible quality of life

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • To investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents relating to action or in-action of adult care homes

Eligibility: Anyone who live in a long term care facility. (We do not go to Mental Health Facilities or Prison Facilities)

How to Apply:  Call us toll free at (877) 662-8362 or (785) 296-3017

Fees: None

Funding:  Federal Older Americans Act (OAA) Title VII, Federal Older Americans Act Title III, Federal Title XIX, State General Fund

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Lift Service Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority

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820 SE Quincy Street
Topeka, KS  66612 (m)
Phone: (785)783-7000 (Voice or TDD)
Fax: (785)354-8476

Susan Duffy, General Manager

 

 

 

Mission Statement: To provide door-to-door transportation for persons with disabilities, including the non-ambulatory

Service Hours: 5:45 am – 6:30 pm, Monday – Friday
7:45 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday
No service on Sundays or major holidays
Ride Request Taken: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm everyday (voice mail on holidays and weekends)

Services:

  • “Lift Service,” a demand-responsive transportation system.  Rides must be scheduled by 5:00 pm the day before needed

Eligibility: Anyone in Topeka within a three-quarter mile radius of a fixed bus route, which, because of a disability is unable to use the regular fixed-route service. Services outside of the three-quarter mile radius, but within the contiguous corporate city limits of Topeka available for a premium fare. Passengers must be certified as eligible prior to arranging rides.

How to Apply: Call (785) 783-7000 for information and/or certification form.  Certification may take up to 21 days after TMTA receives the full completed form.

Fees: $4.00 per passenger, one-way.  If needed, one personal care attendant (PCA) may ride for free with a certified Lift rider upon request. One escort may ride with a certified Lift rider, but must pay $4.00 one-way. Additional escorts may ride at the regular fare if space is available.

Funding: Federal Transit Administration, State of Kansas, City of Topeka, and the farebox

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Lifeline Stormont Vail Health Care

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1500 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-6333
Toll Free: (800) 432-2951 ext 6333
Fax: (785) 354-5123

Kittie Olberding, Lifeline Manager

Mission Statement: To provide Lifeline, an emergency response system in Northeast Kansas

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services: 

• Lifeline is an emergency response system installed in the home.  A button is worn around the neck or on the wrist.  Should emergency help be needed, just push the button

Eligibility: This service is available to anyone that wants it.  A Doctor’s order is not required nor is it limited to any age

How to Apply: Call the office during business hours

Fees: $34 per month, $55 installation fee

Funding: Stormont Vail HealthCare

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La Colonia Apartments, Inc

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331 NE Golden Avenue
Topeka, KS  66616 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-4225
Fax: (785) 354-4225
Email: lacoloniatopeka@sbcglobal.net

Anthony Jaramillo, Project Manager

Mission Statement:  To provide clean, safe, maintenance free housing for independent living for low and middle income adults who are 62 or older and  require the special design features of an accessible unit

Hours:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • 24 / 7 Emergency call system
  • Off street parking
  • Utility allowance
  • Snow removal
  • Lawn care
  • Staff on call 24 hours
  • In-house laundry facilities
  • Transportation to meals at LULAC Senior Center
  • Red Carpet library service

Eligibility:  Age 62 or require the special design features of an accessible unit

How to Apply: Contact the La Colonia office for application at (785) 354-4225

Fees: None

Funding:  Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)

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New England Building
503 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3404 (m)
Phone:  (785) 296-4986
TTY:  (785) 291-3167
Toll Free: (800) 432-3535
Fax:  (785) 296-0256
Email: wwwmail@kdads.ks.gov

Kari Bruffett, Secretary

 

Mission Statement: The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services mission is to foster an environment that promotes security, dignity and independence for all Kansans.

Vision: The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services envisions a community that empowers Kansas’ older adults and persons with disabilities to make choices about their lives.

Hours:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Health Occupations Credentialing, at 612 S Kansas (m) Ave Walk-in Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is responsible for overseeing and administering Older American’s Act programs
  • Administration of Medicaid long-term care programs
  • Survey and certification for adult care homes
  • Behavioral health programs
  • Administration of home- and community-based services for older adults and persons with disabilities
  • The management and oversight of four state hospitals for the mentally ill and individuals with development disabilities

Eligibility:  Varies.  Please visit www.kdads.ks.gov for more information.  Some programs require financial and functional eligibility.

How to Apply:  Information and referral is available by phone.  Applications and assessments for in-home services are made through the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).  You can reach the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 855-200-ADRC (2372)

Fees:  Vary by program

Funding: State and Federal money and grants fund programs and services. Individuals may be asked to help pay for some services, based on need

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Kansas Advocates for Better Care, Inc (KABC)

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913 Tennessee Street, Suite 2
Lawrence, KS 66044-6904 (m)
Phone: (785) 843-3088
Toll Free: (800) 525-1782
Fax: (785) 749-0029
Email: info@kabc.org

Mitzi E. McFatrich, Executive Director

 

Mission Statement: Advocating for Quality Long-Term Care since 1975

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, closed weekends and all Federal holidays

Services:

  • Information about all long-term care facilities in Kansas, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.  We maintain an extensive database about these facilities and can generate individual facility reports to email or mail to callers.

Eligibility: Available to everyone

How to Apply: Contact Kansas Advocates for Better Care by phone, fax or email for more information

Fees: To join Kansas Advocates for Better Care: a one-year membership for 60 yrs+ is $20, under 60 is $35.  Business/groups: $50.  Sustaining “Cerfer” membership is $100 annually.  There are no fees for reports, but we encourage contributions to cover costs

Funding: Members, contributors, grants for specific purposes.  Kansas Advocates for Better Care receives no state or federal funding for operations

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Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc (JAAA)

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2910 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 235-1367
Fax: (785) 235-2443

Jocelyn Lyons, CEO

Mission Statement: Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc. advocates on aging issues, builds community partnerships and implements programs within Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas counties to help seniors live independent and dignified lives

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Client Assessment, Referral and Evaluation (CARE) seeks to ensure persons considering nursing home placement are fully informed of all available community based service options.  The assessment is required by state mandate prior to admission to any nursing facility
  • Senior Care Act: For qualifying persons with limitations that restrict their ability to carry out activities of daily living, such as bathing, cooking or cleaning
  • Case Management: To assist those persons with multiple problems that make staying at home seem difficult and resolve barriers by facilitating the coordination of services on their behalf
  • Home and Community Based Services / Frail Elderly (HCBS / FE): For individuals 65 or older who qualify for Medicaid benefits.  Assisting individuals to stay in their homes or make other living arrangements in the community by providing such services as personal care, health or homemaking services
  • Information and Outreach: Provides confidential help with information about available services and referrals to the agencies that can best assist in meeting needs including assistance in completing applications for various benefit programs
  • Older Americans Act: Provides funding to agencies for information and referral, transportation, congregate and home-delivered meals, attendant care, legal services, health screening, recreation, respite, material aid and shopping, adult day care, repairs / maintenance / renovations
  • Caregiver Support: Whether you are expecting to become a caregiver or have been thrust into the role of caregiver unexpectedly, JAAA caregiver support provides useful information and assistance
  • Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK):  Provides unbiased, confidential counseling with questions about Medicare and/or other insurance options
  • Elder Friendly Business Certification Program:  Evaluation program for businesses to learn how to improve conducting business with persons 50 years of age and over, the fastest growing segment of our population

Eligibility: Must be 60 years of age or over

How to Apply: (785) 235-1367 for information

Fees: None

Funding: The Older Americans Act through the Administration on Aging, the Kansas Department on Aging, the State of Kansas, local units of government, and Medicaid through the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and private contributions

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Interim HealthCare (FP)

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1251 SW Arrowhead, Suite 103
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-1616
Fax: (785) 272-1818
Email: jharrison@interimhealthcare.com

Jill Harrison, GM

Mission:  We improve people’s lives

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, phones answered 24 hours a day

Services:

  • Home Health
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • Social Worker
  • Private duty
  • Staffing

Eligibility: Private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial insurance, VA

How to Apply: (785) 272-1616

Fees: Varies per service

Funding: Private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial insurance

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Home Health Services Midland Care

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200 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

Allison Alejos, Director, Local Health Department

Mission Statement: Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

  • Skilled nursing services provided in one’s own home
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy provided in one’s own home
  • Social services available
  • Personal care provided in one’s own home
  • Medication management teaching visits
  • Wound and ostomy care

Eligibility: (785) 232-2044 for information

How to Apply: (785) 232-2044 for information

Fees: Call 785-232-2044 for information.

Funding: Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, fundraising, donations, and memorial contributions

Midland Care Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program

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HealthWise 55 Stormont Vail HealthCare

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2252 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604-1353 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-6787
Fax: (785) 235-3777

Connie Wood, R.N., Program Supervisor

Mission Statement: Working together to improve the health of our community

Hours: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Thursday

Services:

  • Healthy Times Newsletter published quarterly
  • Senior Suppers and Presentations: 5:15 pm monthly at Pozez Education Center (m). Meal: $5.00 RSVP: (785) 354-6787
  • Lunch Bunch and Presentations: 11:30 am at Presbyterian Manor (m), Brewster Place (m) and at 12:30 pm at Thornton Place (m).  Meal: $5.00.  RSVP: (785) 354-6787
  • Morning Coffee’s: 9:30 am – 10:30 am at Aldersgate Village (m) and First Apartments (m). No cost.  RSVP: (785) 354-6787
  • Coffee and Dessert: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Drury Place (m), Lexington Park (m), McCrite Retirement Center (m). No cost. RSVP: (785) 354-6787
  • AARP’s Driver Safety: Monthly at Stormont Vail.  See newsletter for dates and times.  $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members.  RSVP: (785) 354-5225
  • “HealthWise after 55” TV Program:  9:00 am 1st and 3rd Friday on WIBW.  Exercise for older adults
  • “For Family Caregivers” TV Program:  9:00 am, 2nd and 4th Friday on WIBW, for caregivers of older adults
  • Information on medical issues, care giving, living wills, community resources and more.  Call between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm Monday – Thursday
  • Blood Pressure Checks:

*HealthWise 55 (m): 10:00 am – 12:00 pm every Tuesday
*Westridge Mall (m): 9:00 am – 10:30 am 1st Thursday of every month
*YMCA West (m): 9:30 am – 11:00 am 2nd Thursday of every month
*Oakland Community Center (m): 8:30 am – 9:30 am 3rd Thursday of every month
*YMCA North (m): 9:00 am – 10:30 am 4th Thursday of every month

  • Consultation: Medicare A, B and D, Supplemental Health Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Medication Clinic: 3rd Thursday every month, call (785) 354-6787 for appointment
  • Nutrition Clinic: 4th Thursday every month, Call (785) 354-6787 for appointment
  • Exercise programs: Call (785) 354-6787 for information

Eligibility: Anyone 55 years of age or over

How to Apply: Call (785) 354-6787 for an application

Fees: Membership is free

Funding:  Stormont Vail HealthCare

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Friendly Visitors and Ring-a-Day: A Catholic Charities Program

234 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-6300
Fax: (785) 233-7234
Ring-A-Day: (785) 232-1137

Mary Bannwarth, Program Coordinator
Judy Stutenroth, Social Worker

Mission Statement: To create a caring network of community volunteers to help support older adults with limited access to community activities

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, Friendly Visitor services weekdays, evenings, and weekends

Services:  

  • Ring-A-Day: daily telephone calls to provide reassurance, safety check and medication reminder.  Calls are made daily, between 7:00 am and 9:00 am.  If the volunteer is unable to reach the participant, Ring-A-Day staff will contact a family member or neighbor to check on the participant
  • Telephone visits: social calls made during the day or evening hours to prevent isolation among the homebound elderly
  • Home Visits: volunteers provide companionship and socialization during weekly visits in the participant’s home, or during an outing to the park, a restaurant, or other mutually agreeable location
  • Transportation: volunteers use their own vehicle to transport participants to doctor’s appointments, grocery stores, and other locations.  Drivers are unable to transport those who are in a wheelchair

Eligibility: Older adults (60 years and older) who may be living by themselves, or just wish to have a friend who will visit or call them on a regular basis.  Since the program service is provided by volunteers, The Friendly Visitor program is not able to provide service to those clients with severe and persistent mental illness, or severe physical disabilities.  In general, the program provides services to all individuals who meet eligibility criteria without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, economic status, or sex

How to Apply: Call (785) 233-6300 and ask for Friendly Visitors

Fees: Services are provided free to the participant.  Donations are welcome and encouraged

Funding: Shawnee County Service Program for the Elderly, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, and donations

Foster Grandparents Program

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3107 W 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 296-5474
Fax: (785) 368-6419
Email: connie.stewart@kni.ks.gov

Connie T. Stewart, Director

Mission Statement: To offer seniors age 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and care givers for children and youth with special needs. Participants provide 15 – 40 hours of weekly service to community organizations such as schools, hospitals, and youth centers.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Foster Grandparents work 15 – 40 hours a week with children with special needs. In return for their services Foster Grandparents (who qualify as low income) receive a $2.65 per hour tax-free stipend, transportation allowance, and daily meal

Eligibility: Must be 55 years of age or older and must meet income eligibility guidelines to receive the stipend

How to Apply: Call (785) 296-5474 to reach the program office at the Kansas Neurological Institute for an application.  Application and information will be mailed upon request

Fees: None

Funding: Provided by federal and state funds, The Kansas Neurological Institute is the grantee agency for the Corporation for National and Community Services

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Elderly Services: A Community Action Program

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621 SE Swygart
Topeka, KS 66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 235-9296
Fax: (785) 290-3200

Alice Schimmel, Client Services Program Coordinator

 

 

Mission Statement: Helping low-income seniors maintain safe and independent living.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Or by appointment.

Services:

  • Distribution of commodities in the rural areas of Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties
  • Liquid nutrition assistance
  • Loaned durable medical equipment and supplies
  • Income tax assistance
  • Assistance with applications (LIEAP, SRS, Gift of Warmth, Project Deserve, etc.)
  • Information and referral to link elderly to available community resources
  • Emergency utility and prescription assistance

Eligibility: Age 60 and over with limited resources/income

How to Apply:  Call program coordinator at (785) 235-9296

Fees: None

Funding: Provided by Shawnee County, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, City of Topeka, Community Services Block Grant funds, and donations

East Topeka Senior Center

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432 SE Norwood Street
Topeka, KS  66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-7765
Fax: (785) 232-7784
Email: execdir@easttopekaseniors.org

Susan Kovar, Executive Director

 

 

Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life for the older persons of Shawnee County by providing direct services to individuals and supporting the development of systems that deliver a full range of services to senior citizens and disabled adults.

Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Transportation to medical appointments, shopping, recreation and social services
  • Health Department: Foot Care Clinic
  • Harvesters Host Site
  • Congregate meals:  Monday – Friday (Meals on Wheels)
  • Health and Social Services: informational meetings on a variety of topics important to senior citizens
  • Nutritional BINGO – win food and personal hygiene prizes
  • Washburn University School of Nursing Health Checks and Medication Reviews and chair exercise workouts
  • Arthritis exercise classes

Eligibility: Services are available to all citizens age 60 and over, spouses of persons 60 and over, and disabled adults

How to Apply: (785) 232-7765 or visit the center

Fees: None, donations accepted

Funding: Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, City of Topeka Social Services, Shawnee County Service Program for the Elderly, and Corporation for National and Community Service and Kansas Department of Transportation

Comfort Keepers (FP)

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2016 SW 37th Street
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 267-8200
Fax: (785) 267-8199
Email: topeka@comfortkeepers.com

Sarah Craig, Owner/Manager

 

 


Mission Statement:
 To provide our clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable.  We shall treat each of our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve, as though we were caring for a member of our own family

Hours:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Services available 24 / 7
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Errand services
  • Transportation
  • 24 hour care
  • Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Sitting services

Eligibility:  Available to everyone

How to Apply:  (785) 267-8200

Fees:  $16 – 19 / hr

Funding:  Private pay and long term care insurance

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Brewster Rehabilitation Center

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1001 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 274-3336
Fax: (785) 266-5782
Email: scotts@brewsterplace.org

Scott Sewell, Director of Admissions

Mission Statement: To provide the best rehabilitation and nursing care services to help patients make smooth and successful transitions from the hospital back to home

 Hours: 24 / 7 inpatient services
Outpatient Therapy: Monday – Saturday by appointment
Admissions and inquiries, Monday – Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Services:

  • Rehabilitation therapy and skilled nursing services allowing patients to gain strength and recover following a hospitalization
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, and Aqua Therapy are all available on an inpatient or outpatient basis

Eligibility: Admission by physician orders based upon appropriate medical need

How to Apply: Contact Scott Sewell, Director of Admissions, (785) 274-3336 or (785) 215-3411

Fees: Fees are based upon services provided and insurance coverage.  For specific information, please contact Scott Sewell

Funding: Medicare and private insurance for rehabilitation services.  The Brewster Rehab Center is a part of Brewster Place, a faith-based, not-for-profit organization

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Brewster Place

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1205 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 267-1666
Fax: (785) 267-9355
Email: brewster@brewsterplace.org

Cory Horinek, Director of Marketing

Mission Statement: Brewster Place is a retirement community providing all of its resident’s opportunities for an optimal quality of life

Resident Service Hours: 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
Administrative Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Independent living
  • Catered living
  • Assisted living
  • Three levels of dementia care
  • Post-acute Rehab Center
  • Skilled, Medicare-certified nursing care
  • Outpatient Therapy services – Physical, Occupational, Speech
  • Home Health services
  • Adult Day services
  • Respite Care and short-stay apartments

All residents enjoy maintenance free living with fully paid utilities including Cox cable and phone service; housekeeping services; emergency call system that instantly summons skilled nursing and security assistance anywhere on campus; highly trained security force working around the clock to maintain a safe community; holistic wellness programs; fitness centers, group exercise programs and personal training; on and off campus activities and programs; arts, crafts, woodworking; three convenient dining rooms; covered parking; on and off campus transportation.

Eligibility: Minimum age requirement of 62 years for permanent admission.  No age restrictions on therapy services and post-acute rehab.

How to apply: Director of Marketing at (785) 274-3350 or Retirement Consultant at (785) 274-3351 or complete an online inquiry at www.brewsterplace.org

Fees: Entry Fee (or convenient financial plan) and monthly fee required for permanent admissions, based on size and location of apartment / home and level of care.  Brewster Place offers affordable accommodations and a range of financial plans to fit different individual financial situations.

Funding: Faith-based mission driven not-for-profit organization supported by entry fees and investments. Medicare, Medicaid, and Long Term Care Insurance accepted in licensed areas.

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Brewster at Home

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1205 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 274-3303
Fax: (785) 267-9355
Email: EileenM@brewsterplace.org

Eileen McGivern, Director

Mission Statement: Providing services people need, when they need them, in the place they call home

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.   Many Brewster at Home services are available 24 hours a day.

Services:

  • One-call access to a network of care and support services by vetted providers including meal preparation and delivery, handyman services, companionship, lawn care and snow removal, Home Health services, and more.
  • Wellness programs designed to meet member needs including exercise classes, access to fitness equipment, social and cultural events, and educational seminars.
  • Access to most Brewster Place Retirement Community activities, dining facilities, and therapy treatment modalities.
  • Discrete technology-based health monitoring services including a medication delivery system and a wireless safety monitoring system and automatic emergency response system.
  • Transportation to Doctors appointments, grocery shopping, and to Brewster Place for activities, use of facilities, and outpatient therapy.

Eligibility: Brewster at Home programs are designed for persons 55 years and older but there are no age restrictions on membership or use of services.

How to Apply: Contact Brewster at Home at (785) 274-3303 or complete an inquiry at www.brewsterplace.org

Fees: Membership fee required for access to all programs and services.  Members receive substantial discounts on most services.

Funding:  Private pay.  Transportation services are partially funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

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503 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS  66606 (m)
Toll Free: (855) 200-2372

Shawn Sullivan, Secretary


 

Mission Statement: The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term services and support needs.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  Messages can be left after hours.

Services:

  • Options Counseling: An options counselor can help by providing unbiased information that is relevant to the individual’s needs, preferences and goals.  This person-centered service supports the individual in making informed choices about their long-term care service options. Local options counselor for Shawnee and Jefferson County is Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, (785) 235-1367 or (800) 798-1366.
  • Information, Referral and Assessment: The Aging and Disability Resource Center has a statewide call center that is operated by knowledgeable staff trained in community resource information.  The call center is a wealth of resource information for community services (in-home services, transportation, home delivered meals, etc.)
  • Assessments: For individuals who are interested in a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) (for the Frail Elderly, Physically Disabled or Traumatic Brain Injury), or Money Follows the Person (MFP) the Aging and Disability Resource Center can conduct the functional assessment needed to determine eligibility for the appropriate Home and Community Based Services program.  The Aging and Disability Resource Center can inform individuals about their choices in long term care settings and also complete a CARE assessment for those interested in entering a nursing facility.

Eligibility: People of all ages, abilities and income levels and their caregivers needing assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs.

How to Apply: (855) 200-2372

Fees: None

Funding: Federal and state funded program

YWCA Youth Programs

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225 SW 12th Street
Topeka, KS 66612 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-1750
Fax: (785) 233-4867

 


Mission Statement:
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all

Hours: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Kids Quest Services:

  • Kids Quest: 7:00 am – 8:00 am and 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday
  • School Days Out: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Familiar and safe location in your child’s school
  • Assistance with homework and special assignments
  • Organized games and projects with the emphasis on teamwork and cooperation
  • Focus on healthy eating and lifestyles
  • The sites include Bishop, McCarter, McClure, McEachron, Meadows, Whitson, Avondale West and Williams Elementary Schools

Girls on the Run/Girls on Track:

  • After-school program that works with elementary and middle school age girls on curriculum focused on increasing self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth
  • 10 week program which culminates with 5K walk/run

Eligibility: Kids Quest is available in eight USD 501 schools. School Days Out is available to all school districts. Department for Children and Families assisted families are welcome

How to Apply: (785) 233-1750 or visit the website at www.ywcatopeka.org

Fees: Fees vary based on age

Funding: Self pay, contributions and grants

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YMCA Youth Sports Programs

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421 SW Van Buren Street
Topeka, KS  66603-3331 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-8591 ext 121
Fax: (785) 354-1611

Lindsay Ransom, Youth Sports Director

 

 

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all

Hours:  Times will vary depending on the program and season

Services:

  • Baseball Leagues: K – 2nd Co-ed T-Ball; 3rd – 10th
  • Baseball Camp: 3rd – 6th, 7th – 10th
  • Volleyball Leagues: K – High School, K – 6th, 7th – 12th
  • Volleyball Camp: 2nd – 4th, 5th – 8th
  • Basketball Camp: 2nd – 4th, 7th – 10th
  • Summer Swim Lessons: 5 week sessions
  • Tackle Foot Ball Camp: 2nd – 8th

Eligibility: Ages 5 – 18

How to Apply: Contact the program coordinator

Fees: $42 – $75. Scholarships Available

Funding: United Way and program fees

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West Side Baptist Church Baby Closet

1008 SW 4th Street
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-4241
Email: office@wsbctopeka.com

Pat Carreno, Outreach Deacon

Mission Statement: To provide support and meet the needs of families in the community with children ages newborn to 5 years of age

Hours: Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm; Thursday 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Services:

  • Provide clothing, diapers, formulas, and other miscellaneous items
  • Mom’s support group that provides information on parenting development, nutrition, and resources available in the community

Eligibility: Families with children newborn to age 5 years old

How to Apply: Referrals from community programs, or by phoning West Side Baptist Church office at (785) 233-4241

Fees: None

Funding: Donations, and West Side Baptist Church

The Villages, Inc

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7240 SW 10th Street
Topeka, KS 66615 (m)
Phone: (785) 267-5900
Fax: (785) 267-1224
Email: scrawford@thevillagesinc.org

Sylvia Crawford, Executive Director

 

 

Mission Statement: To provide emotionally supportive families and homes for children in need and to teach children about conserving and preserving our natural environment.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Homes for juvenile offenders
  • Outdoor and adventure challenge programming

Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 – 18

How to Apply: Telephone or write to The Villages, Inc

Fees: Vary depending on service

Funding: Majority of funding through contracts. Partial funding through private donations

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USD 501 Clothing Bank

2424 SE California Avenue
Topeka, KS 66605-1797 (m)
Phone: (785) 274-6026
Fax: (785) 274-4896
Email: fmiller@topeka.k12.ks.us

Fred Miller, Director

Mission Statement: To provide free clothing to needy children and families in the 501 school district

Hours:  7:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

August 15th – May 15th

Services:

  • Clothing reserved for all students who attend USD 501 schools
  • Clothing reserved for all family members of students who attend  USD 501 schools

Eligibility: Must attend USD 501 schools, or their family member must have children or siblings in 501 schools

How to Apply: Contact a counselor or social worker in your school building or call the Clothing Bank directly at (785) 274-6026

Fees: None

Funding: The Clothing Bank is supported by donations only, with no operating expenses

United Way Successful Connections

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1315 SW Arrowhead Road, Suite C
Topeka, Kansas 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-0878
Fax: (785) 273-2467
Email: successful.connections@unitedwaytopeka.org

Sara HortenstineDEC Project Coordinator

 

 

Mission Statement: All families with children, prenatal to school age, in Shawnee County will have knowledge of and access to comprehensive, effective, and coordinated community support services that meet their individualized needs to achieve successful outcomes

Hours:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Successful Connections has an Early Identification and Referral Team that will meet with pregnant women and families with a new baby, in order to access their needs and connect them to the support services that meet the families need
  • An Inter-agency release form is signed by parents, so that agencies can share information in order to find the best solution possible for family with multiple needs.  Community partners provide weekly updates, which is distributed among the home visitation agencies to include information on availability in the programs as well as upcoming events for families
  • Successful Connections has a community-wide data base that tracks all the families referred and our success in getting the families enrolled in the programs recommended.  This data tells us much about the needs of families in our community, how successful we are at serving these families, and trends that are important to address when writing grants and strategically planning for the future
  • Each month a Brown Bag luncheon is offered on topics that have been requested
  • Successful Connections supports the Shawnee County Early Childhood Collaboration (ECC) and the Kansas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Eligibility: Any pregnant woman or family with young children that live in Shawnee County looking for child development or support services.

How to Apply:  Call (785) 272-0878 to set up an appointment

Fees: None

Funding:  JJA, Community Based Child Abuse and Prevention Grant, City and County Funds and other grant funds available

 

Topeka Youth Project, Inc

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2901 SW Burlingame Road, Suite B
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 273-4141
Fax: (785) 273-9417
Email: george@topekayouthproject.org

Georgianna “George” Wong, Executive Director
Kevin Grieves, BNSF, Board President

Mission Statement: Empowering youth in our community to become productive and responsible adults by providing constructive opportunities to prevent high-risk behaviors

Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Winter Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Two Saturday’s a month 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, various locations

Services: Drug/Alcohol Prevention Programs

  • Jobs for Young Adults: Emergency employment for JJA youth and foster care youth.  Job Readiness/Life Skills training for 16 – 20 year olds.  28 hour workshop covering communication, decision making, problem solving, how to get along with the boss and co-workers, the reality of the world of work. On-line application information, mock interviews, and 6 month follow-up with employers and youth.
  • *Youth Court: First time traffic tickets are referred to the youth court by district attorney and the city attorney.  Sanctions are imposed by youth and upon the defendants completion of the sanctions (community service, sitting on 2-3 juries) the ticket is removed
  • Youth Council: The council is comprised of area high school students, and they oversee the Youth Court as officers of the court.  The council provides various community work projects in Topeka/Shawnee County.  They are also the Mayor’s Advisory Council

Eligibility: Must be in school, graduated or working towards GED. Ages 16 – 20
*Must be in high school and the ticket must be referred and verified it is the first ticket received
*Youth Council and Youth Court are Middle and High School students

How to Apply: On line, or call (785) 273-4141

Fees: Fees range from:
*$0 – $25 based on income
*$75 fee for Youth Court
* No fee for Youth Council

Funding: Businesses, Foundations, City, and County

TDC Learning Centers, Inc

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3500 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-5051
Fax: (785) 272-1906
Email: tdc@learnplaygrow.org

Kerry Tummons, Executive Director

Mission Statement:  To provide early care and education to facilitate the development of children and families to their fullest potential

Hours:  Varies by Center
Full Day Centers: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday, year round
Highland Park Physicians Choice Lab Services: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, when 501 schools are in session
Main Office: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services: 

  • Full-Day Childcare and early education programs for children ages 2 weeks to 6 years
  • Parent-Child Learning Center primarily serving parenting teens who wish to complete their high school education
  • Employer-Sponsored Full day program. Additional drop-in care service now available at 3 locations
  • The TDC curriculum is based on the belief that children are continually learning, both in school and out
  • Classroom activities will provide learning in all areas of children’s development: physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional and creative
  • Regular developmental assessments and reports are built into the program
  • Parents have many opportunities to participate in their child’s education through family fun nights, parent/teacher conferences, Parent Connect groups and more
  • Additional services: Children who are preschool aged also receive free on-site enrichment activities such as kid’s zumba, gymnastics and dance

Eligibility: No special eligibility requirements

How to Apply: Call main office at (785) 272-5051

Fees: Call for current rates.  We are a Department for Children and Families provider and have locations available to accept National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies Subsidy and VA Subsidy

Funding:  TDC operates as a non-profit and is supported by parent tuition, Department for Children and Families, The Child and Adult Care Food Program, Shawnee County, City of Topeka, grants, donations and fund raising activities

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TARC, Inc Children’s Services

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2701 Randolph Avenue
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-0597
Fax: (785) 232-2097

Cathie Huckins, Director

 

 

 

Mission Statement: TARC enhances the lives of people affected by intellectual, developmental and related disabilities through commitment to excellence in service, support and advocacy

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Family Service Coordination
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Transportation
  • Computer and Adaptive Equipment Services
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Eligibility: Call for more information

How to Apply: Call Shawnee County Infant-Toddler Services (785) 233-7374

Fees: None

Funding: Shawnee County mill levy, United Way of Greater Topeka, Medicaid funding, Kansas Department of Education, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and donations

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S.T.E.P.S. Students Trained to Excel with Purpose for Success

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1415 SW Topeka Blvd, Suite C
Topeka, KS  66612-1818 (m)
Phone: (785) 969-8957 or (785) 256-0107
Fax: (785) 422-2470
Email: Exec@stepsks.org

Sylvia Hopper, Executive Director

 


Mission Statement:
Utilizing Christian principles, S.T.E.P.S. will provide opportunities for a diverse group of teens and young adults, through mentor led interactive programs, an equitable chance to achieve their full potential. Programs will incorporate the values of dedication, discipline, creativity, self-improvement and leadership abilities.  Participants will connect with others in the community through volunteering, and educational frameworks will assist them on a path towards graduating from high school and/or college.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Mentoring Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm

Services:

  • L.A.N.D. (Learning About My Neighbors Differences) This program will teach other languages and cultural traditions. Participating in this program will help bring diverse cultures together with a common ground of understanding each other, unification among peers and others in the community
  • A.R.T.S. (Actively Reflecting the Talents of Self) Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various arts such as drawing, singing, photography, poetry, spoken word, dance and science.  Focus will be on learning the history, career potential, aspects, performance, and mentoring in the various arts
  • H.E.L.P. (Hands Everywhere Loving People) Students will volunteer in their community to assist in a disaster situation, with community events, or just cleaning up the neighborhood. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of helping others in need by showing love working with their hands everywhere possible
  • Scholarship Program consists of funds that are given to high school graduates or current college students who are members of S.T.E.P.S., pursuing higher education and have completed specific criteria.  Recipients are awarded scholarship funds in July

Eligibility: Students between ages 13 – 25 years old

How to Apply: Call (785) 969-8957

Fees: $5.00 monthly membership fee

Funding: Community donations, grants and fundraising

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Sheldon Child Development Center – Head Start

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1155 SW Seabrook Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604-1852 (m)
Phone: (785) 438-4530
Fax: (785) 271-3647

Scott Henson, Director/Principal

Mission Statement: To provide a quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, child development program for all eligible preschool children and their families encouraging each to develop to their fullest potential

Hours: Children attend morning or afternoon sessions four days a week: 8:00 am – 11:30 am or 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Services:

  • Early Childhood Educational Programming
  • Certified Early Childhood Teachers
  • Collaboration Services for Special Needs Children
  • Health, Nutrition, and Social Services
  • Transportation
  • Bi-Lingual Staff
  • Parent Involvement Activities
  • Parent Education Activities with GED classes

Eligibility: Income guidelines for children ages 3 and 4 years of age by August 31st set by the federal government

How to Apply: Contact Sheldon Child Development Center – Head Start at (785) 438-4530

Fees: None

Funding: ACYF, Head Start Bureau: federal and In-Kind Services provided by community partners

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc

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825 SW Buchanan
Topeka, KS 66606-1427 (m)
Phone: (785) 235-6852
Fax: (785) 235-3170

Nancy Johnson, CEO/Executive Director
Connie Cook, House Manager
Michelle Connolly, Business Manager

 

 

Mission Statement: Ronald McDonald House Charities lifts children and families to a better tomorrow by providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children and young adults receiving medical care in Topeka, Kansas.

Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Services:  Established in 1988, our facility includes eight bedrooms with full baths, a large dining room, double kitchen, comfortable living area, family room, laundry room, play yard and off-street parking.  Facility is handicap accessible.

Eligibility:  Guests must be referred by physician, nurse or social worker to stay at the house.  Eligible families must live outside the city limits of Topeka.  Most of our families are parents of premature infants but we also host families of pediatric intensive care and adolescent mental health patients.  In addition, we open our doors to cases of pre-term, high-risk pregnancies and Neo-Natal adoptions.  Because the house is a communal living environment, guest must meet several basic health and legal thresholds to be eligible to stay.

Fees:  We request a donation $15 per room per night.  However, no eligible family is turned away due to inability to pay.

Funding:  Individual and corporate donations, grants and other sources

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Project Attention Community Action

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621 SE Swygart
Topeka, KS  66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 235-9296 ext 126
Fax: (785) 290-3200

Elmer Robinson,  Program Coordinator


Mission Statement: Strengthening school families and their communities through partnerships

Hours: Regular business hours, Monday – Friday
(12-month program)

Services:

  • Health and information services
  • Direct services including those related to vision needs, school supplies and other supportive services promoting school attendance and educational achievement
  • Back-to-School Fair
  • The First Tee® of Shawnee County

Eligibility: Low-income elementary school families attending schools served by the program

How to Apply: Contact Elmer Robinson, program coordinator

Fees: None

Funding:  Federal, state, local funds and private donations

Prevention and Recovery Services – Youth Programs

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2209 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 266-8666
Fax: (785) 266-3833

 



Mission Statement:
Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization. PARS is committed to helping make our community a place where people of all ages are safe, connected with others and free from the effects of substance abuse.

Prevention And Recovery Services accomplishes its mission through Safe Streets and Prevention Services Department, which houses the Regional Prevention Center of Shawnee and Osage Counties and Evaluation and Intervention Services

Safe Streets creates a healthier community by addressing substance abuse and crime through prevention education and citizen empowerment.

The Regional Prevention Center, or RPC, works with communities to prevent substance abuse and related problems among youth.

Evaluation and Intervention Services offers substance abuse evaluations, referral and case management.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday
Evening’s by appointment

Services:

  • Evaluation and Intervention program: provides substance  abuse assessments  and evaluations at low/no coast for youth and adults. clients may be referred to educational groups,counseling, or substance abuse treatment. Case Management services available for eligible clients. Medicaid accepted.  For more information call Cheryl at (785) 266-8666
  • Substance Abuse prevention education materials, workshops, presentations, and events for schools, families and community members.

Eligibility: Call (785) 266-8666 for more information

How to Apply: Call above numbers

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Pathway Family Services, Inc (PRTF)

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4101 SW Martin Drive
Topeka, KS 66609 (m)
Phone: (785) 783-8438
Fax: (785) 861-7147

Mission Statement: Different Journey’s. Endless Opportunities

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Services offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Services:

  • We offer comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment for youth. These Trauma Informed Care programs are designed to provide short-term, intense, focused treatment that is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Pathway Family Services, Inc. works actively with families, child welfare agencies, hospitals, and community health centers, in collaborative partnership, to offer strengths-based, culturally competent, and medically appropriate treatment designed to meet the individual needs of the resident, including those residents identified with severe emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Trained clinical therapists and staff implement evidence-based therapeutic strategies to treat children and adolescents effectively.  Some of these strategies include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adventure-Based Therapy, Personal Safety Training, and Anxiety Management.  An educational program approved by the Kansas State Board of Education is provided by USD 437.  The educational program is free of charge and is appropriate to the needs of each student.

Eligibility: Forty-nine beds: 29 males and 20 females serving youth ages 6 through 18. Highly structured environment. Medicaid provider and provider agreements with SRS and JJA.  We accept private referrals from families.

How to Apply: To send referral or receive further admission information phone (785) 783-8438 or fax (785) 861-7147.  Accepting private referrals- for more information visit our website www.pathwayfs.org

Fees: Based on the Medicaid rate

Funding: Medicaid / Private Insurance

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Parents as Teachers, Inc Topeka Public Schools

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2331 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 274-6480
Fax: (785) 438-5974
Email: topekaparentasteachers@gmail.com

Rebecca Clancy, Program Coordinator

Mission Statement: Parents are their child’s first and most influential teachers. Parents as Teachers offer parenting education and support for families with children, prenatal through the age of three.  Parents as Teachers is a free early learning program that provides practical, effective ways to encourage learning.

Hours: Flexible, Personal visits and play groups are offered during the day and evening

Services:

  • Personal Visits: Certified parent educators, trained in child development help parents understand what to expect as their child grows and develops and suggests activities to encourage learning.
  • Play groups: offered daily Monday – Friday (except when USD 501 schools are not in session) at a variety of times and locations to give parents the opportunity to share an hour of hands-on learning activities with their child.  Play groups take place at the playroom 2331 SW Topeka Blvd (m), 1100 SE Highland (m) and 455 SE Golf Park Blvd (m).  Play groups are offered year round for families with children from birth to age 5 that live in the USD 501 school district.
  • Developmental Screenings: Provides periodic developmental screenings for early detection of potential problems to prevent later difficulties in school.
  • Resource Network: Certified educators’ help families access other needed community services that are beyond the scope of the Parents as Teachers Program.
  • Volunteer opportunities.

Eligibility: Live in the Topeka Public Schools district and are parenting a child prenatal to age 3.  Play groups are for children birth to age 5.

How to Apply: Call the Parents As Teachers office or email us at topekaparentsasteachers@gmail.com

Fees:  None

Funding: Kansas Department of Education, The United Way of Greater Topeka and the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund.

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LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center, Inc

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303 S Kansas Avenue, Suite 2
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-5433
Fax: (785) 232-5434
Email: cac@lifehousecac.com

Kelly Stephens, Executive Director

 

Mission Statement: To provide and coordinate services to victims of violent crime.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
On call advocacy for medical exams 24 / 7

Services:

  • Provides services to children who are victims of sexual and / or physical abuse, or are witnesses to domestic violence and other crimes.  LifeHouse uses various programs to provide help and protection without causing further suffering.  These programs include advocacy during medical exams provided 24 / 7, the Kids in Court program, Project Safetalk, the Shawnee County Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team, and Talking about Touching.
  • The Kids in Court Program provide education and support to children and families going to court.
  • Project Safetalk allows child victims to be interviewed in a child friendly setting that is recorded on DVD, reducing the number of times a child must talk about their abuse.  LifeHouse provides advocacy, information and counseling referrals to their accompanying non-offending parent(s) or guardian(s) at that time.
  • LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center houses a small resource library for victims and families, funded by the Women of Steel.
  • LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center also presents Talking About Touching, A Personal Safety Curriculum in schools and daycares. Also available for teachers, counselors and daycare providers.
  • Shawnee County Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team is facilitated by LifeHouse CAC and is represented by members of the medical, judicial, legal, educational, law enforcement, mental health and human services sectors. The SCMCPT provides expert consultation upon agency referral.

Eligibility:  Victims with open criminal child abuse cases or open Department for Children and Families cases are referred to LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center.  Education providers are welcome to check out the child abuse prevention education curriculum.

How to Apply:  No need to apply

Fees: None

Funding: Grants, fundraisers, and donations

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